Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pop Art

In the unit of Post-Modern Art, Pop Art seemed stray the most from traditional art and those pieces from Modern Art. Pop artists often would just reconstruct something from pop culture, or even arrange basic objects into art. Pop Art was defined by Richard Hamilton as being popular, transient, expendable, low cost, mass-produced, youthful, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, and the product of big business. It surrounded pop culture and was a critique on commercialism and mass production. It proved how infatuated people were with celebrities and mass produced items. Andy Warhol was known as the leader of the movement for his paintings of items such as coke bottles and Campbell Soup Cans.

6 comments:

Rickeia Coleman said...

I honestly enjoyed the style of Pop Art even if most people saw it as not art for copying art that was already in existence. I enjoyed the style and flare that each artists gave to the piece and it's unlike any other art. I also enjoyed how Andy Warhol was able to take everyday objects an utilize it in such a way that made the normal objects appealing. However, some pop artists said they created the pieces to show it wasn't art which was ironic because people said their art wasn't art so I love the dynamic that Pop art was able to create by just using what's already there.

Brooke Williamson said...

Pop art was a really interesting and dynamic style of art to learn about. I also enjoyed learning about my section, earth art, where artists used natural landscapes as a canvas for their work. I really think this unconventional form of art expanded viewers' minds since the art form was taken out of the original space, indoors, and placed outside.

Luke Jeanfreau said...

I think its really cool how big of an impact everyday objects can make. The use of everyday objects also helped pop art to be more well received by the masses and make artwork overall less elitist. By opening it up to the masses, art was able to critique parts of society that it had previously been unable to.

Julia Scofield said...

Pop art was described as cheap and mass produced, this is part of the reason why I have trouble considering it art. While it is pretty, it is just a replica of other things which have already been created. Which makes it hard to consider pop art art.

Bailey Taylor said...

I agree with Julia in that I do not really see much of a point. I understand it is weird or the sake of being weird, but why? What does that accomplish? What sort of emotional response does one get from soup cans? This reminds me of the Kenner art which many people laugh at and say is pointless.

Savannah Watermeier said...

I really like Pop Art. It's something I can recognize because its still prevalent today. Andy Warhol is still a household name. I also like how colorful it is. Its unlike any of the other styles of art we have learned about. Some of my class mates think it doesn't make sense, but thats the point. In a world that was becoming so serious and boring, Pop Art brought some life.