Presentation on theme: "OP ART Started in the 1950’s Op art, also known as optical art, is a style of art makes use of optical illusions. "Optical art is a method of painting."— Presentation transcript:
1OP ARTStarted in the 1950’sOp art, also known as optical art, is a style of art makes use of optical illusions."Optical art is a method of painting concerning the interaction between illusion and picture plane, between understanding and seeing.“Op art works are abstract, with many of the famous ones are in black and white.When the viewer looks at them, there seems to be movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping.& Famous Op Artists
2MC Escher Victor Vassarely Bridget Riley Famous Op ArtistsMC Escher Victor Vassarely Bridget Riley
3When you judge this style of art you should talk about its FORMALISM (where compositional elements -such as color, line, shape and texture are emphasized, rather than iconography or the historical and social context.)According to this point of view, the most important thing about a work of art is the effective organization of the elements of art through the use of the principles of design.Yet had different roots……MC Escher!
4Sculpture after an Escher Drawing entitled, Dodecahedron. M.C. EscherHis Mezzotints, of the Intaglio Printmaking family, are known as masterpiecesIntuitively mathematical creations- Tesselations“early OP” – used tricky imagery NOT formalismSculpture after an Escher Drawing entitled, Dodecahedron.
7Victor Vasarely French, 1908–1997 widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the short-lived op art movement.His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of op art.
9Bridget Riley1931One of the most important artists of this movement! Her work was very popular!
10Bridget Riley, Movement in Squares, 1961 Tempera SupernovaeBridget Riley, Movement in Squares, Tempera
11From Here – Bridget Riley, 1994 – Oil on linen Bridget Riley Orient 4, Acrylic on Canvas, 88x127 in.Bridget Riley Blaze 1, Emulsion on Hardboard, 43x43 in.
12Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964 Pop ArtPop Art was an art movement in the late 1950s and 1960s that reflected everyday life and common objects.Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964Majors:WarholLichtensteinThiebaud
13When you judge this style of work you should talk about its Imitationalism. According to this theory, the most important thing about a work of art is the realistic representation of subject matter. A work is considered successful if it looks like and reminds the audience of what is seen in the real world.
14Billboards Murals Magazines Newspapers Pop Artists used bold, flat colors and hard edge compositions adopted from commercial designs like those found in:BillboardsMuralsMagazinesNewspapersPop art was appealing to many viewers, while others felt it made fun of common people and their lives. It was hard for some people to understand why Pop Artists were painting cheap, everyday objects, when the function of art historically was to uphold and represent culture’s most valuable ideals.Campbell's Soup II, 1969, AWF
16Photographic Silk-Screening Repetition Mass production Collaboration Andy Warhol was one of the most famous Pop Artists. Part of his artistic practice was using new technologies and new ways of making art including:Photographic Silk-ScreeningRepetitionMass productionCollaborationMedia eventsAndy Warhol, Brillo Boxes installation,
17What makes one work of art better than another? Warhol took common everyday items and gave them importance as “art” He raised questions about the nature of art:Knives, 1981, AWFWhat makes one work of art better than another?
18ROY Lichtenstein American, 1923-1997 Lichtenstein began his first pop paintings using cartoon images and techniques derived from the appearance of commercial printing.His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Ben-Day dots was Look Mickey (1961) This piece came from a challenge from one of his sons, who pointed to a Mickey Mouse comic book and said; "I bet you can't paint as good as that, eh, Dad?” In the same year he produced six other works with recognizable characters from gum wrappers and cartoons and he didn’t stop there….
19Ben Day Dots- old fashion printing Drowning Girl (1963).
20Whaam!, 1963Commissioned piece, BMW Group 5 320i , 1977 by Roy Lichtenstein
21Wayne Thiebaudb. 1920He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture – cakes, pies, lipstick, candy, etc.Three Machines, 1963Yellow Mickey Mouse Cake, 1998Cake Window
22The art world today reflects many of the ideas, methods and materials initiated by the Pop Art movement.In Untitled, 1991, Barbara Kruger uses the iconography of the American flag and hard edge graphics to pose a series of provocative questions about American cultural values.Barbara Kruger, Untitled, 1991Courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery, NYIn Rabbit, 1986, artist Jeff Koons cast a mass-produced inflatable Easter bunny in highly polished stainless steel. The sculpture became iconic of art in the 1980s.Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986, Jeff Koons