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pop-art pop-art (pŏp’ärt’)n.

February 28, 2011
Students in the Art & Artists class  investigated the possibilities of creating Pop Art.  Although famous as the 1960s pop culture art movement,  Pop Art spans from the 1950s to 1970s. The movement incorporated modern popular culture and the mass media, including such artists as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein.  “I am for an art that takes its forms from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself.”Claes Oldenburg , American Pop artist
 
Pop artists cared little about creating unique art objects; they preferred to borrow their subject matter and techniques from the mass media, often transforming widely familiar photographs, icons, and styles into ironic visual artifacts. Such is the case in two of the most recognizable works of American pop art: Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup Can (1964), a gigantic silkscreen of the iconic red-and-white can, and Roy Lichtenstein’s Whaam! (1963), one of his many paintings rendered in the style of a comic book image.
Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/pop-art#ixzz1FGkVNlLK
 
Below are some of the examples of students’ creations influenced by the works of the pop artists.

Student silkscreen Pop Art - Darth Vadar

Everyday objects representing our current culture were used as the main source of inspiration. Using repetition and rhythm which are similar to design aspects of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen art, students created their own successful artworks.

Student Pop Art silkscreen - Neon iPods

The unit combined the learned knowledge surrounding the Pop Art Movement and techniques of  the silkscreen method

Student Pop Art Silkscreen - Tennis Shoes

.  Suggested lesson plan and areas for farther investigation: http://users.manchester.edu/student/ekgallmeyer/ProfWebpage/Andy%20Warhol%20and%20Silkscreen%20Pop%20Art%20Lesson%20Plan.pdf

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