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'Pop Art and Wayne Thiebaud'

My introductory lecture to Pop Art
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Samantha Tubridy

on 26 August 2012

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Transcript of 'Pop Art and Wayne Thiebaud'

Pop Art and Wayne Thiebaud
Pop Art was a movement intended to both represent and appeal to the masses of American society rather than the elite. The movement took the ordinary everyday objects that people bought and interacted with daily and made them extraordinary by redefining them as art.
France was occupied by Nazi forces, Britain and other allies were looking elsewhere for large supplies of materials for World War II.
Then What happened?
This Growth continued on into the 1950's. There was a large-scale expansion of the middle class and the demand for more and better goods increased rapidly.
14th June 1940
On October 24, 1929 the United States experienced the most devastating stock market crash in its history. The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression and did not end in the United States until 1947.
24th October 1929
1960's America
What is Pop Art?
Who is Wayne Thiebaud?
Roy Lichtenstein - In the Car 1963
Edward Ruscha - Standard Station Amarillo, Texas
Wayne Thiebaud - Pies, Pies, Pies 1961
Wayne Thiebaud - Confections 1962
Wayne Thiebadu - Three Strawberry Shakes 1964
Wayne Thiebaud - Star Pinball 1962
Wayne Thiebaud - Three Machines 1963
Questions & Answers:
Some critics considered pop art 'low-brow' what might this mean?

Pop art is considered to be a comment on the consumerist culture of America in the 1950's and 1960's. Do you think it is a positive or negative representation of this culture?

In what ways are Thiebaud different from other pop artists, and in what ways is he the same?

Exploration excercise
How many products have you encountered today?

Can you think of all the places you see products and advertising?

In your art diaries try to list all the products you have used and seen so far today. Did you brush your teeth? What toothpaste did you use? Is there advertising at your bus stop or on the bus itself? make a list of everything you can remember.
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