2 The “Pop” Stands for Popular Culture What is Popular Culture? What is it made up of?
3 Popular Culture is commercial culture that is defined by popular tastes at the time. Is Pop Culture of your generation the same as Pop Culture of your parents or grandparents?
4 After World War II, the United States went through significant cultural and social changes, which helped form the Pop Art movement. In the 1950s and 60s, mass media changed and the consumer culture of the United States shifted towards mass consumption. (Many people started associating with and buying the same types of things)
5 Popular Foods, Images and People Celebrities, characters, or objects became POP ICONS that provided defining characteristics of a whole society or era. Fast food restaurants and television commercials led to the mass consumption that formed the Pop Art movement.
7 Three Main Artists in Pop Art Andy WarholRoy LichtensteinPeter Max
8 Andy Warhol: Profile His work mainly focuses on celebrity culture and massproductionRepetition is a major part of his artFlat areas of bold colorSimple Design, Everyday ObjectsHis work is very commercial(Advertising)Illustrator, Screen Printer,Videographer, Painter
12 Roy Lichtenstein: Profile Favored the old-fashioned comic strip as his subject matter.Hard Edged imagesSometimes incorporates onomonopia (sound words)Advertising/NewspaperUses halftone (Creating color or value with DOTS)Solid areas of colorCreated by hand, but looks machine madeLarge ScaleUses the primary colors as his main color palette
17 Peter Max: Profile Illustrator, Painter, Printmaker, Graphic Artist Psychedelic shapes and colorsBecame popular from his art being on television commercialsCan be associated with “hippies” in the 1960sInterest in astronomy (Uses stars, the sun, sky, clouds, etc…)Broad strokes of colorNo empty space (No areas of white)Took advantage of mass media-he was on television, designed a stamp, created posters, and he even designed the exterior of a plane
22 Pop Art Poster Project Requirements Choose one style of Pop Art to use: Warhol, Lichtenstein, MaxCharacteristics specific to the chosen style are usedChoose a school appropriate Pop Culture Image from your generation (Celebrity, Object, Brand, Etc…)A grid is used to enlarge your image to fit the poster (Grid is created properly)Draw your chosen image as accurately as possibleMix all of your own colorsPaint neatly, following all proper proceduresOutline your drawing with Sharpie when painting is complete