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1 Starter Activity – 2mins!
In your opinion what would you say is the current most popular: Celebrity Book Soft drink

2 Pop Art was the art of popular culture
Pop Art was the art of popular culture. It was inspired by the consumer boom of the 1950's and 1960's following the war. Music, style icons and fashion all inspired artists work. Pop Art was brash, young and fun and different to traditional art. It included different styles of painting and sculpture from various countries, but what they all had in common was an interest in mass-media, mass-production and mass-culture. Pop Art

3 Learning Objective – To gain an understanding of Pop Art and Pop Artists
GOOD PROGRESS – I know what the term Pop Art means and have researched one Pop Artist. I have copied a simple section of the artists work. EXCELLENT PROGRESS – I can explain the work of an artist to someone else and successfully represent the artists style in my study. OUTSTANDING PROGRESS – I can confidently discuss the work of more than one artist and have effectively used the formal elements in my study.

4 1. Roy Lichtenstein

5 2. Claes Oldenburg

6 3. Andy Warhol

7 Name: Researching Pop Artists
Research your artist on the internet to find out the answers to the following questions. NAME of Artist DATE and place of birth/death CONTENT – Describe what it is an image of. Why do you think the artist created this piece? CONTEXT – How has the artist shown an influence of popular culture of the 1950s/60s? FORMAL ELEMENTS – Describe how the artist has used line, shape, space, texture and colour. STYLE – How would you describe this artist’s style? TECHNIQUE – What materials and techniques did the artist use to create the work?

8 1. Roy Lichtenstein Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York as the son of a realtor and a housewife. Next to Andy Warhol he is considered as THE great artist of the Pop Art movement. The use of familiar subjects like comic strips, bank notes or advertising themes, makes the art of Roy Lichtenstein easily accessible. Lichtenstein worked a lot with stencils, thus producing rows of oversized dots that should make his paintings or prints look like a huge mass publication product. Although he prepared and executed his works painstakingly like the old masters, he wanted his works of art look like machine made. One of his peculiarities was, that he did not want his brush strokes to be seen. Other than paintings and sculptures, the artist produced a number of prints for which he used different techniques: lithographs, screenprints, etchings and woodcuts. Often he combined these techniques in one print. Lichtenstein is usually characterized as ironic, humorous and witty. He openly commented on his own works.

9 2. Claes Oldenburg Claes Oldenburg was born in 1929 in Sweden and grew up in the United States. He became famous for his art in the 1960s with over-scaled sculptures inspired by food and other domestic items. One of the foremost figures of the Pop Art movement, he is also recognized as a superb draftsman. Since 1977, he has collaborated with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, on a number of large-scale projects. His sculptures, though quite large, can often interact with the audience. One such interactive early sculpture was a soft sculpture of a tube of lipstick which would deflate unless a person re-pumped air into it. Some of Oldenburgs earlier pieces were sewn together by his wife from soft material whereas others were recreated as stronger aluminium versions.

10 3. Andy Warhol No other artist is as much identified with Pop Art as Andy Warhol. The media called him the Prince of Pop. Warhol made his way from a Pittsburgh working class family to an American legend. Andy was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh as the son of Slovak immigrants. His original name was Andrew Warhola. His father was as a construction worker and died in an accident when Andy was 13 years old. Andy showed an early talent in drawing and painting. After high school he studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. Warhol graduated in 1949 and went to New York where he worked as an illustrator for magazines like Vogue and Harpar's Bazaar and for commercial advertising. He soon became one of New York's most sought of and successful commercial illustrators. Andy Warhol - The Pop Icon In the sixties Warhol started painting daily objects of mass production like Campbell Soup cans and Coke bottles. Soon he became a famous figure in the New York art scene. From 1962 on he started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor. The aim of Andy Warhol art was to remove the difference between fine arts and the commercial arts used for magazine illustrations, comic books, record albums or advertising campaigns. He once said: "When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums".

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