Hi I’m Lauren from Texas. My favorite Pop Artist is Wayne Thiebaud. I love that almost everything he paints looks realistically delicious, the combination of magnified and muted colors, linear order, and defined shadows. I come from a school that boasts several bakesales so we can all relate to his love of pastries and baked goods. I also have recently painted a recreation of his works in the form of a simple, but in my opinion, elegant pastel-colored cupcake with a cherry on top. This picture below is definitely my favorite of his.
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James Rosenquist’s “F-111” is so familiar by now that memory has begun to smooth its shark-tooth edges and recall the Cold War period it exemplifies.
What’s jarring about its current installation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art is that, until now, museums may never have done justice to the piece. That’s reason enough to visit the fourth floor, where until July 30 the 86-foot-long behemoth can be seen as Mr. Rosenquist introduced the painting in 1965 at the Castelli Gallery in New York: a four-sided, wraparound mural for a space (23 feet by 22 feet) little bigger than a squash court.
Supersizing It With Claes Oldenburg:
In the early 1960s, the Swedish-born American artist Claes Oldenburg helped to usher in the Pop Art revolution by using materials like burlap and canvas to create sandwiches and ice cream cones the size of furniture.
The full range of his work from the 1960s—complete with giant cheeseburgers, ketchup-topped fries, a pastry case and a cash register—is on view in a new exhibition at Mumok, Vienna’s museum of modern art, and is headed for New York and Minneapolis in 2013. He’s 83 years old and still creating.
Pop Art Film Maker Ken Russell Dies At 84
An English film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style. He attracted criticism as being obsessed with sexuality and the church.
He’s best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who’s Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980).
Here’s Russell’s super famous and surreal soap+beans+chocolate+TV scene starring the glamorous Ann Margret.
Pop artist and sculptor Gerald Laing dies aged 75… He spent much of the 1960s working in pop art in New York and was a close friend of artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
Laing’s most famous works included images of actresses Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina.
In October this year, he showcased a series of paintings and drawings of Amy Winehouse in London.
This is a monument to Soviet Army, which is located in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia. There is a large park around the statue and the surrounding areas. It is a popular place where many young people gather. It represents a soldier from the Soviet Army, surrounded by a woman and a man from Bulgaria. There are other, secondary sculptural compositions part of the memorial complex around the main monument. The monument was built in 1954. But on June 17, 2011 the monument was painted overnight by unknown artists, who “dressed” the Soviet Army soldiers as american comics characters: Superman, Joker, Robin, Captain America, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, Wolverine, The Mask, and Wonder Woman. After this action a lot of people said that they like the new look of the monument and that now it looks modern. The monument was cleaned in the late hours of June 20, 2011. With this post I want to show you the vandalism wich pop art can make.
Pop art is the name of an artistic movement born in the second half of the twentieth century.
It was born in Britain in the late 1950s, but it has developed mainly in the U.S.A. since 1960s, extending its influence in all Western world.
It called “pop”, like popular; ‘cause it’s a mass art, that is produced in series.
Pop art uses common elements that surround the man, criticism of the consumer society, comics, or cars…
It’s artistic form goes through the most popular ways of comunication: comics, advertisements, paintings reproduced in series.
The most important exponents of this movement were: Andy Warhol, born in 1928; or Keith Haring, who was born in 1958. In 1989, Haring drew a mural in Pisa, called “Tuttomondo”, dedicated to universale peace.
I like this form of art, especially for the visual impact that creates; so colorful. As simple things become very interesting and irresistible.
Pop Art is fascinating in that brings art back to the material realities of everyday life, to popular culture. It’s a place where ordinary people find most of their visual pleasure from television, magazines, or comics. This is a classic short film featurign Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. Next time you’re having lunch at your desk, turn it on…and maybe introduce yourself to him at the end.
Eduardo Paolozzi is a standard bearer of “pop art”. Scottish born of Italian immigrants, he was the first to actually use the word “Pop” in his 1947 collage “I Was a Rich Man’s Play Thing.” Later in his career, his work became more closely associated with sculpture.