2 Who was Andy Warhol?MAIN POINT: Andy Warhol is the father of Pop Art. In 1961 Andy came up with the idea of using mass- produced commercial goods in his art. He called it Pop Art. He would use commercial images and reproduce them over and over. One early example of this was a series on Campbell's Soup cans. In one painting he had two hundred Campbell's soup cans repeated over and over. Andy often used silkscreen to create his pictures.
4 What is POP art?MAIN POINT: Pop art is art that is based on popular things in the commercial world. Pop Art uses images and icons that are popular in the modern world. This includes famous celebrities like movie stars and rock stars, commercial items like soup cans and soft drinks, comic books, and any other items that are popular in the commercial world. There are a number of ways that artists use these items to create art such as repeating the item over and over again, changing the color or texture of the item, and putting different items together to make a picture.
5 What is POP art?Pop Art was the art of popular culture. It was the visual art movement that characterized a sense of optimism after the war in the 1950's and 1960's. It coincided with the globalization of pop music and youth culture, personified by Elvis and the Beatles. Pop Art was brash, young and fun.
6 Famous PeopleMAIN POINT: Warhol used famous people as subjects for his art. Andy also used pictures of famous people. He would repeat the same portrait over and over, but use different colors and effects in each picture. Some of the celebrities he had as subjects include Marilyn Monroe.
7 Pop Artists used common images from everyday culture as their sources including:AdvertisementsConsumer goodsCelebritiesPhotographsComic strips
8 Fame and FortuneMAIN POINT: Andy wanted to be RICH! Andy was a different kind of artist. While many artists focused entirely on their art with no interest in personal fame or fortune, Andy wanted to be rich and famous. Some artists accused him of making art in order to make money. However, many of the images he created have become iconic in American culture. His paintings have grown in value as well. One of his portraits called Eight Elvises sold for $100 million in 2008.
9 Affordable Art?$100 million is a lot to pay for a piece of art, but despite Andy’s reputation of just wanting to make money he can also be credited with bringing art to the masses. He would mass produce prints of his art so it was affordable to everyone. MAIN IDEA: Even though Andy’s original art was very expensive, he made prints of his art available so people could afford to have his art.
10 Warhol took common everyday items and gave them importance as “art” He raised questions about the nature of art. The Pop idea, after all, was that anybody could do anything, so naturally we were all trying to do it all…” ---Andy Warhol
11 POP ART ACTIVITY Materials - pencil crayons -markers - ruler