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Pop Art
By: Bianca Borg
United States
Overview Of The Time Period
World Events
By the end of 1959, the world had largely recovered from WW2
Cold War developed from the late 1940s between U.S and the Soviet Union by the beginning of 1960.
A dispute between Communism and Capitalism dominated the decade
In 1952, the Great Smog Commenced & Princess Elizabeth became Queen at the age of 25
In 1955, Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus
Time Period Continued
Rock n Roll had started in the mid 1950s
The highest grossing film in the 60s was the Sound of Music
In 1963, Martin Luther King made his "I Have a Dream" speech
In 1964, The Beatles became more popular in the U.S
1950s- Skirts were either narrow or very full, pants were called houseboy pants and pedal pushers. Men wore suits of dark blue, dark brown and charcoal
1960s- GoGo boots, box shaped dresses, bikinis, mini skirt, pillbox hat, bell bottom jeans, tie-dye and paisley shirts
Overview Of The Art Period
History Of Pop Art
Is an art movement that emerged in the mid 50s in Britain and late 50s in U.S
Was a challenge to the traditions of fine art that included imagery from popular culture
Pop art is both an extension and repudiation in

It replaced the destructive, satirical, and anarchic impulses of the Dada movement
The Independent Group (founded in London, 1952) is regarded as a precursor to the pop art movement
American artists became bombarded with the diversity of mass-produced imagery, that produced work that was bold and aggressive
Pop art wasn't just about the art it was about the attitude it showed
Pop art is an abbreviation for "Popular Art"
Eduardo Paolozzi, I was a Rich's Man Anything, 1947
Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963
The Art Period, Pt 2
In Spain, the study of pop art is associated with the "new figurative" that arose from the roots of the crisis of informalism
In Japan, pop art would evolve from the nations prominent avant-garde scene
Japanese manga and anime would also influence future pop art artists
In Italy, pop art was known in 1964, and took place in different forms such as "Scuola di Piazza del Popolo" in Rome
In Belgium, pop art was represented by Paul Van Hoeydonck, whose sculpture
Fallen Astronaut
was left on the moon during a moon mission
Netherlands and Russia were a little slow on the movement; a group of artists spent time in New York during the pop art time, and officially came to surface in the 1970s

Paul Van Hoeydonck, Fallen Astronaut, 8.5 cm, 1971
The Art Period, Pt 3
Archigrams went exploring for their own version of Pop Architecture by the end of the 60s
Pop architecture is often categorized under Post-Modernism and Pop architects are concerned about the environment in which their designs emerge and aslo reside
Some artists make their paintings look like they came out of a comic book, and sometimes you are able to see the dots that they used to form the image
The Art Period, Pt 4
Sculptures are another form that is used to create a pop art artwork
Claes Oldenburg was a pop artist who gravitated towards sculptures more than any of his contemporary artworks.
Key Artwork
This "Happy Rizzi House" is an office building in Braunscheig, Germany
Architecture, painting and sculpture illustrate this creation of the "Happy Rizzi House". The main form is the architectural office building that has painted sculptures all over the sides of the building.
Konrad Kloster, James Rizzi, Happy Rizzi
House, Braunscheig, Germany, 2001
Architect- Konrad Kluster
Designer- James Rizzi
The Art Period, Pt 5
Many of the artists such as Tom Wesselmann, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg used the collage technique in their works
Key Artwork
Collages can be found in one of the earliest forms to be made in pop art, which is
Just What Is It That Makes Today's Home So Different, So Appealing?

This collage was used out of photographs, also known as a photomontage
Richard Hamilton, John McHale, Just What Is It That Makes
Today's Home So Different, So Appealing?, Collage, 1956
Marisol Escobar
New Realism
Marisol Escobar is a sculptor born in Paris of Venezuelan lineage
The pop art culture in the 60s found Marisol as one of her members & enhanced her recognition and popularity
One of her best known works for this period is called
"The Party"
Marisol Escobar,
The Party. Assemblage of 15 freestanding, life-size figures and three wall panels, with painted wood and carved wood, mirrors, plastic, television set, clothes, shoes, glasses, and other accessories. 1965-66, Toledo Museum of Art
Peter Blake
Painting, Printmaking
Pop Art
Sir Peter Thomas Blake became one of the best known British pop artist since the late 50s
His paintings from this time included imagery from advertisements, music hall entertainment, and wrestlers that often included elements that were collaged
Peter Blake, On The Balcony, Oil Paint on Canvas, 1213x908mm, 1955-57, Tate Gallery
Tom Wesselmann
Painting, Collage, Sculpture, Assemblage
Pop Art
Tom Wesselmann is an American pop artist
Wesselmann had a series of still life collages that he had worked on throughout the 50s and 60s
Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #20, Mixed Media, 1962, Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, New York
Richard Hamilton
Collage, Painting, Graphics
Pop Art
Richard William Hamilton was a British painter and collage artist
Hamilton was first introduced to Eduardo Paolozzi's collages that where made in the late 40s early 50s
His widely acknowledged pieces was "Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?"
Richard Hamilton, Study For a Plate of Fashion, Photographs, 1969
Robert Rauschenberg
Neo-Dada, Abstract Expressionism
Robert Rauschenberg was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement
His works were contemporaneous with that of Andy Warhol's
Robert was frequently cited as important forerunners of American pop art
Robert Rauschenberg, Riding Bikes, Berlin, Germany, 1998.
Jasper Johns
Painting, Printmaking
Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art
Jasper Johns Jr. is an American contemporary artist who works primarily with painting and printmaking
His work is often described to be more neo-dadaist than it is pop art
Many compilations on pop art include Jasper Johns as a pop artist because of his artistic use of classical iconography
Jasper Johns, Three Flags, Encaustic on Canvas, 30 7/8x45 1/2 in. 1958, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Roy Lichtenstein
Painting, Sculpture
Pop Art
Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an american pop artist as he became a leading figure in the new art movement
"Whaam!" is one of the earliset known examples that adapted a comic-book panel from a 1962 issue of DC Comics' All-American Men of War
Roy Lichtenstein, Whamm!, Magna acrylic and oil on canvas, 170 cm × 400 cm, 1963, Tate Modern, London
Claes Oldenburg
Sculpture, Public Art
Pop Art
Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects
Oldenburg began toying with the idea of soft sculpture in 1957, when he completed a free-hanging piece made from a woman's stocking stuffed with newspaper
Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen, Spoonbridge and Cherry, aluminum, stainless steel, paint, 354 × 618 × 162 inches, 1985-1988, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Andy Warhol
Printmaking, Cinema, Painting, Photography
Pop Art
Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art
His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych, Acrylic paint on canvas, 2054 x 1448 x 20 mm, Tate Gallery
May 22, 1930
June 25, 1932
February 23, 1931-
December 17, 2004
February 24, 1922-
September 13, 2011
October 22, 1925-
May 12, 2004
May 15, 1930
May 15, 1930
October 27, 1923-
September 29, 1997
January 28, 1929
January 28, 1929
August 28, 1928-
February 22, 1987
My Artwork
About My Work:
I demonstrated pop art by using the bold and aggressiveness in pop artwork that can be found in manga, anime, and comic book characters, just like Roy Lichtenstein used and demonstrated in his own artworks.
Pop art started in Britain in the mid 50s and shifted to America in the late 50s
Pop art is both an extension and repudiation in
Archigrams went exploring for their own version of Pop Architecture by the end of the 60s
Some artists use the bold and aggressiveness (comic book style), where you are able to see the dots
Artists mentioned were: Marisol Escobar, Peter Blake, Tom Wesselmann, Richard Hamilton, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol
Pop art wasn't just about the art it was about the attitude it showed
Pop art is an abbreviation for "Popular Art"
The "Happy Rizzi House" contains architecture, painting, sculpture and even collage
Lobel, Michael, and James Rosenquist. James Rosenquist:pop art, politics,and history in the 1960s. California: University of California Press, 2009. Print.
Madoff, Steven H. Pop Art: A Critical History. California: University of California Press, 1997. Print.
Monem, Nadine K. Pop Art Book. N.p.: Black Dog Publishing, 2007. Print.
Myers, Linda A. Arts & Artists of 20th Century America. N.p.: Teacher Created Resources, 2001. Print.
Osterwold, Tilman. Pop Art. N.p.: Taschen, 2003. Print.
Pop Art. N.p., 2001. Web. 13 Jan. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_art>.
"Pop Art And Mass Media." Pop Art History. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2014. <http://sandyspider.squidoo.com/pop-art-history>.
Pop Art Artists. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. <https://www.google.ca/webhp?hl=en&tab=pw#hl=en&q=pop+art+artists>.
Rosenberg, Jennifer. 1950s Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014. <http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1950timeline.htm>.
Rosenberg, Jennifer. 1960s Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014. <http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1960timeline.htm>.
The End
Bianca Borg, Lana Del Rey, Gouache Paints, 2014, My House
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