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Pop Art!

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Catherine Hoover

on 17 September 2014

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Transcript of Pop Art!

Commercialism & Materialism
Made Artistic: An Inside Look

Pop Art
Artists
Fundamentals
Impact
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Keith Haring
(1958-1990)
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
The First "Pop Artist"
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Famous Pieces
Public Art
Jasper Johns (1930- )
Work with AIDS
Primacy of Line
Works from 1950s helped bridge the gap between Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.

Painted images "the mind already knows" such flags, targets, and maps.
History
Old-fashioned comic strips
Skin composed of tiny dots
repetitive designs

contrasting colors
50s & 60s
June 3, 1968
Bright, contrasting colors
Influence
Overshadowed by assassination of RFK
March 7, 1924-April 22, 2005
70s & 80s
Italian Background
Studied art internationally
Job in Paris influenced his pop art career
Founded the Independent Group in 1952
Created Bunk! series
History
Began in 1950s
Ended in 1970s
Notable artists: Eduardo Paolozzi, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Keith Haring
February 22, 1987
Characteristics
Bright Colors and Contrast
Popular Media, Products, and Celebrities
"Dr. Pepper"
[Bunk] "Real Gold"
Comic Books and Newspaper Photographs
Three Flags, 1958
Flags, 1968
"I was a Rich Man's Plaything"
Key Ideas
Target, 1958
"Bunk"
Blur lines of high and popular culture
Ambivalence to objects in question
Commercialism/Materialism
"Wittgenstein in New York"
"Was this Metal Monster Master - or Slave?"
"Sack-o-sauce"
"Popular (designed for a mass audience); transient (short-term solution); expendable (easily forgotten); low cost; mass produced; young (aimed at youth); witty; sexy; gimmicky; glamorous; and last but not least, Big Business."
"Real Gold"
- Richard Hamilton
Typical Artwork
Introduced the idea that art can extend to all classes
In technical documents, bolder colors and references from materialistic society are used
Contrast becomes a much more important design element
Commercial Art
How this...
...informs this
The effects of Pop Art
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