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Pop Art Overview

Overview of the pop art movement for students. Focused on Lichtenstein. Discussion on Plagiarism and copyright debate in the realm of the art world.
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Brendan McCann

on 29 November 2015

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Transcript of Pop Art Overview

What is Pop Art?
Abstract Expressionism
This style of art focused on abstraction and expressed the act of painting.
Pop Art is an art movement that started in the 1950's with artists such as
Andy Warhol
,
Roy Lichtenstein,
and
Claes Oldenberg
.
Characteristics of Pop Art
Reaction to abstract expressionism.
Andy Warhol
Used his skills as a commercial designer to mass-produce his art in his "factory."
Andy Warhol - Campbell's Soup II - 1969
Andy Warhol - Coca-Cola - 1962
Andy Warhol - Marilyn Monroe - 1962
Roy Lichtenstein
1923 - 1997
Roy Lichtenstein - Whaam! - 1963
Roy Lichtenstein - Drowning Girl - 1963
Roy Lichtenstein - Oh, Jeff...I love you, too...But... - 1964
Roy Lichtenstein - Okay Hot-Shot, Okay! - 1963
Claes Oldenburg
Made large scale sculptures of mundane and everyday objects.
Claes Oldenburg - Floor Burger - 1962
Claes Oldenburg - Spoonbridge & Cherry - 1988
Claes Oldenburg - Cupids Span - 2002
Claes Oldenburg - Clothespin - 1976
Create your own Pop Art Painting
Essential Questions:
What defines something as "pop art?"
How does plagiarism connect to the world of art?
What impact did pop art have on the art world?
Pop Art
was seen as a reaction to the pretentious and intense nature of
abstract expressionism.
Advertisements
Celebrities
Products
Items from everyday life
Pop artists gathered inspiration from popular culture (pop culture) sources such as:
Artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning were some of the big time artists of this scene.
Created art from iconic American products and people.
Plagiarism & the Art-world
How do you define
plagiarism
?
Images that appealed to the masses.
Combined elements of the mundane & everyday with the world of fine art.
His work created controversy because it so closely resembled the work of the comic book artists he used as references.
Most well-known for his huge paintings of appropriated comic panels.
He imitated the mechanical printing process using Ben-day dots.
Began his first Pop Art paintings in the early 1960's
Match or modify colors increase the artistic quality of your final artwork.
Make adjustments and modifications to transform the image into your own artwork.
Utilize the grid to help you enlarge the image.
Calculate the appropriate grid proportions for the final paper size.
Select an image as a reference.
Is pop art still a "thing?"
Is the new artwork "transformative?"
Does is say something new about the subject?
Pop artists...
use imagery that appeals to the masses.
Challenged viewers and critics to question what could be considered art.
draw attention to consumer culture or social and cultural issues
combine elements of the mundane and everyday with the world of fine art.
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