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Transcript of POP ART
Throw as many words or drawings on the paper as possible
Then & Now
Late 1950 to the 1960s
against Abstract Expressionism
Pop Art: Summary
'Marilyn' tonal exercise
If I created a comic, what would it be about?
How are you going to make your subject
reflecting, suited to, or aimed at the tastes of
the general masses of people.
POP: All the fleeting things you love
can you think why?
Abstract Expressionism was seen to be too lofty and high-minded.
Pop Artists believed art should hold a mirror to society and be relevant.
so what kind of art did they create?
Andy Warhol, '32 Campbell's Soup Cans,' 1962
Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two canvases
Each canvas 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Andy Warhol, 'Marilyn Diptych,' 1962
Acrylic on canvas, 205.44 cm × 289.56 cm
"When Warhol first exhibited Campbell’s Soup Cans, in 1962, each of the 32 canvases rested on a shelf mounted on the wall,
like groceries in a store.
The number of paintings corresponds to
the varieties of soup
then sold by the Campbell Soup Company. Warhol said of Campbell's soup,
"I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day, for twenty years, I guess, the same thing over and over again."
- from MoMA | The Collection | Andy Warhol. Campbell's Soup Cans. 1962
a still photograph of Marilyn Monroe
in the 1953 film Niagara. Monroe died, from an overdose of sleeping pills, on 5 August 1962. Between then and the end of that year Warhol made at least 23 silkscreen paintings of her. In the right panel of 'Marilyn Diptych' he has produced
effects of blurring and fading strongly suggestive of the star's demise.
The contrast of this panel, printed in black, with the brilliant colours of the other, also implies a
contrast between life and death.
of the image has the effect
both of reinforcing its impact and of negating it.
- from 'Marilyn Diptych', Andy Warhol | Tate
Who is our 'Marilyn'?
What is our 'Campbell's Soup'?
'Man of Steel' rendering exercise
What makes a good comic?
Go to Chogger.com
Click 'Make A Comic'
Choose a template
search for images, write your own text, and create your own comic strip!
Pop Art Written Assignment
Andy Warhol, 'Green Disaster 10 Times,' 1963
Question 1: Andy Warhol [8m]
Question 2: Roy Lichtenstein [6m]
Deadline: Term 3 Week 5, Mon [IP], Tues [Exp]
Create a tonal scale from 1 to 10, 1 being the lightest, 10 the darkest
Shade the first 'Marilyn' according to the marked-out areas, using 2-3 different tones from the scale.
Shade the second 'Marilyn' with greater sensitivity to the light and dark areas, using a greater variety of tones
What do you see first?
What has the artist done to cause you to see that first?
What do you see next?
How have your eyes been led to see that?
What is the focal point of the artwork?
How is the focal point framed?
Working by hand, Lichtenstein
painstakingly imitated the mechanized process of commercial printing.
First he transferred a sketch onto a canvas with the help of a projector. He then drew in black outlines and filled them with primary colours or with circles,
simulating the Ben-day dots used in the mechanical reproduction of images.
Explaining the appeal of comic books, Lichtenstein said, “I was very excited about, and interested in,
the highly emotional content yet detached, impersonal handling of love, hate, war
, etc. in these cartoon images.”
Roy Lichtenstein, 'Whaam!', 1963. Acrylic paint and oil paint on canvas, 172.7 x 406.4 cm
"'Whaam!' is based on an image from
'All American Men of War'
published by DC comics in 1962. By referencing comic scenes, Lichtenstein could present
powerfully charged scenes in an impersonal manner
. In 'Whaam!', he adapted and developed
the original composition
of the comic to produce an intensely stylised painting."
- adapted from 'Whaam!', Roy Lichtenstein | Tate
Roy Lichtenstein, 'Drowing Girl,' 1963.
Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 171.6 x 169.5 cm
- from MoMA | Roy Lichtenstein. Drowning Girl. 1963
Mass-produced, popular, commercial objects
Roy Lichtenstein, 'Bedroom at Arles,' 1992
Oil and magna on canvas, 320 x 420 cm