|Obsessive Facination by Tracey J Whitney 2005 |
art in which commonplace objects (such as comic strips , soup cans, road signs , and hamburgers) were used as subject matter and were often physically incorporated in the work. The Pop art movement was largely a British and American cultural phenomenon of the late 1950s and ’60s ( via Encyclopedia Britannica)
Andy Warhol - Liz - Ken C. Arnold Art Collection
In the sixties Warhol started painting daily objects of mass production like Campbell Soup cans and Coke bottles. Soon he became a famous figure in the New York art scene. From 1962 on he started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor ( via http://www.artelino.com/articles/andy_warhol.asp).
Peter Max - Different Drummer
Max also admired the work of contemporary photographers such as Bert Stern, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn which led to his photo collage period, in which he had captured the psychedelic era of the mid '60s. via Fine Art Biography
Roy Lichtenstien -Drowning Girl
"Lichtenstein was best known for his paintings based on comic strips, with their themes of passion, romance, science fiction, violence, and war. In these paintings, Lichtenstein uses the commercial art methods: projectors magnify spray-gun stencils, creating dots to make the pictures look like newspaper cartoons seen through a magnifying glass. "Read more: Roy Lichtenstein Biography - life, history, school, son, book, information, born, college, time http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ki-Lo/Lichtenstein-Roy.html#ixzz1Kaak28qh
How could I not include Duran Duran in this post. This is a video from there album Pop Trash Movie. If you havent figured out is the album that this little blog is named after. This video has a very strong pop art influence. Who do you think inspired them ?