Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pop Art

So I was thinking about the Modernism and Postmodernism movements and the transitioning between them, and it made me remember how much I actually like Pop Art.  To me, Pop Art not only shows popular culture at the time, but it also seems to be a time in art history where artists show the transitioning between the two movements and experimenting with art.  My ultimate favorite Pop Art Piece is Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing? by Richard Hamilton.  The piece has a big muscle man and pin up girl with them showing the newest and best products you can buy for the time, the 1950s.  It tells so much about what popular culture was doing at the time in history.
But most people know this movement best by Andy Warhol.  His most known work would that of the Campbell's soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and the Velvet Underground.   The majority of his is done by monoprint and  silk screening, while he also did work with films.  He fits perfectly into the Pop Art because he was taking advantage of the popular culture of the 1960s, which led to him becoming a pop icon.


No comments: