Pop Art

Pop Art
A style of painting and sculpture in the 1950’s and 1960’s; the subject matter was based on visual cliches, subject matter and impersonal style of popular mass media imagery. Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were two of the important pop artists.

Andy Warhol
An American commercial illustrator and artist
famous for his Campbell’s soup painting. He was
the one of the most important figures of the pop-art movement, which like all other art movements in history reflected something back on the present society.

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Paintings
Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe Paintings

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans
Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans

Roy Lichtenstein
(October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) Prominent American pop artist. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He himself described pop art as, “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting”.

Roy Lichtenstein’s “Whaam!”
Roy Lichtenstein's

Roy Lichtenstein’s Drowning Girl
Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl

David Hockney
(born 9 July 1937 – ) British Pop artist of the 60’s, considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He’s most famous for his depictions of California lifestyle. Over the course of his career he worked in many mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and set design.

David Hockney’s “A Bigger Splash”
David Hockney's

Abstract Expressionism
1940-1955. A style of painting originating in the U.S. during the 1940’s and 1950’s. It is characterized by spontaneity, emotion, bold colors, and/or strong value contrast on very large canvases. These are usually non-objective like the work of Jackson Pollock. William De Kooning often included figures in his work but the act of applying the paint and the color were the primary subjects in his paintings. World War II (1939-1945) interrupted any new movements in art, but art came back with a vengeance in 1945.
Abstract Expressionism

Color
The perceived hue of an object, produced by the manner in which it reflects or emits light into the eye. Also, a substance, such as a dye, pigment, or paint, that imparts a hue.

Repetition
An element that occurs over and over again in a composition.
Can repeat the element in a consistent pattern.
Can repeat the element in a variation of the pattern., …

Contrast
refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.