Presentation on theme: "POP ART. “Pop”: Robert Indiana, “Love” 1961. slang for popular. “Pop Culture”: refers to commercially available, trendy, hot things in capitalist culture:"— Presentation transcript:
“Pop”: Robert Indiana, “Love” 1961. slang for popular. “Pop Culture”: refers to commercially available, trendy, hot things in capitalist culture: the latest fashion, the most popular movies, TV shows, trendy websites, trashy magazines, fast food, movie stars and pop music. “Pop Art”: Fine art that uses the images, colours and visual language of pop culture.
The 1960’s - America is the superpower, rich with industrial production and world influence. Robert Indiana, “Love” 1961. The first batch of baby boomers are entering early adulthood with new hope, new dreams and progress. For the first time in history television is a new influence and cultural power; it is cultural power with an eye for consumerism. Welcome to the 60’s where youth is hip baby.. yeah baby...
IS POP ART A CELEBRATION OF OR A COMMENT ON POPULAR CULTURE? … it … it was in many ways a reaction to the times and a revolt against the intellectualism of Abstract Expressionism. NO FUN!
IS POP ART A CELEBRATION OF OR A COMMENT ON POPULAR CULTURE? Pop art was about youth, fun and most importantly it was about the now! Cold war?! Nuclear war?!! We could all be dead tomorrow so let’s just have fun! CARS? FUN! SEX? FUN! FAST FOOD? FUN!
Robert Rauschenberg New ways of making art with new techniques and new philosophies: That was the 1960s
PROTO-POP GUY #1: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG Rauschenberg understood that the world he lived in was inundated with images, symbols and consumer goods - all of differing meaning, but all connected. Rauschenberg created a style that combined mass media images, issues and found objects with action painting, screen printing and installation sculpture.
Warhol only made works of famous people and things. Iconic figures make iconic art! Andy Warhol
Warhol only made works of famous people and things. He only made a self portrait when he himself was famous! Andy Warhol
Marilyn Monroe: the 60’s sex symbol/icon Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was the quintessential 60’s pop artist. He was slick as an advertisement and emotionless as consumerism. His work commented upon notions of the media icon, the consumer, the product and the times he lived in. To him, and his “Factory”, Art was made as a consumer product – it was to be mass produced and easily digested ! Andy Warhol
LIKE WARHOL, LICHTENSTEIN PLAYED UPON POPULAR CULTURE AND ITS LOVE FOR THE ICON, CELEBRITY, MASS APPEAL AND THE COMIC. HE PRODUCED PIECES OF ART IN A MASS-PRODUCED MANNER. THIS QUESTIONED NOTIONS OF HIGH ART VS. LOW ART AND THE VERY NATURE OF WHAT IS ART! Roy Lichtenstein
LICHTENSTEIN MADE IMAGES OF VIOLENCE AND ROMANCE: TWO KEY COMPONENTS OF POP CULTURE! Roy Lichtenstein
Claes Oldenburg, “Two Cheeseburgers with Everything”, 1962 Claes Oldenburg produced sculptures of everyday objects as a means of commenting the iconic nature of 60’s consumer culture. Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg, Soft Drum Kit Claes Oldenburg’s work is knowingly humourous and often ironic. Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg’s work is knowingly humourous and often ironic. Claes Oldenburg
James Rosenquist “I Love You With My Ford” 1965 Rosenquist was a professional billboard painter before going into fine art.