"Pop Art" Essays and Research Papers

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Pop Art

 Exploration Proposal I hope to explore the images of comic strips consumerism and symbolism in pop art that have been influenced in our everyday lives and how the mass media, advertising and popular culture are portrayed through pop art. One of the greatest iconic pop culture artists Andy Warhol suggests “I like boring things” this is a broad indication of a part of how pop culture is based on. It exposes how objects in everyday life can be right in front of us and we as people don’t think twice...

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Pop and Consumerism in the Art of Richard Hamilton

Pop and Consumerism in the Art of Richard Hamilton Pop was the invention of the era of wealth and consumerism experience by western industrial society in the 1950s and 1960s. Both pop’s impact and expression were most distinct in the UK. Pop was so bizarre in its open-minded values and flashy appearance compare to the commonly dull conservatism of English culture and its expression because of the extant of the response to the prevalent British social and cultural situation. The term Pop Art...

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Pop Art

Pop Art Movement The art movement I have chosen to study is Pop Art, before I decided on the movement of my choice I looked at other movements such as Impressionism and Surrealism. Both of these movements had their own unique qualities however, I found Pop Art very intriguing and wanted to look further into the movement. I have looked into the background and context, the key players and their work, the themes and styles associated with Pop Art as well as the reaction to the movement. Pop art...

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Andy Warhol “Pop Art”

Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They were a working class family that stuck close to the roots and traditions of their Eastern European heritage. In 1934 Andy began attending the local Holmes School and took free art classes at Carnegie Institute (now the Carnegie Museum of Art). Andy had an amazing gift for drawing even from a very young age. In addition to drawing, Andy was fascinated by Hollywood cinema and spent much of his time at the local cinema. He also enjoyed taking pictures that he...

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Baroque and Pop Art

In each period of art history, there is a story. For Baroque art, the story is why the period has been classically misunderstood. In the early 1600s, artists and intellectuals worked in academies to explore humanism begun in the Renaissance, classical thought (i.e. Plato and Aristotle), and new trends in human thought and expression. But why does the word “Baroque” have a negative history? The original translations of this word include Italian for “tortuous medieval pedantry” and Portuguese for “deformed...

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Contemporary Art with a Message

message out to the public. If Postmodernism raises low art to the level of high art, it also allows folks who control the media to cash in on subculture. Andy Warhol made a joke of it, but Keith Haring turned the tables. When this Graffiti artist lifted his brush to the walls of subways and plastered canvases with cartoon figures he made a point: art is for everyone. You can pay big bucks if it makes you feel hip, but at its greatest, art is both social and accessible. To Haring, there was no difference...

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Research Paper

between light and dark, and sfumato. Sfumato is created by painting a color that turns slowly from light to dark tones to give off a kind of misty glow or smoky mystery. Andy Warhol was a major part of the Pop art movement. Jennifer Rosenberg of About.com quoted pop art as being, “a new style of art that began in England in the mid-1950s and consisted of realistic renditions of popular, and everyday items.” (Rosenberg, Jennifer. "Andy Warhol." About.com 20th Century History. About.com, n.d. Web. 16...

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Venus and Andy Warhol

Botticelli and Warhol’s Art Works of Venus Sandro Botticelli created the beautiful, captivating, and norm breaking Birth of Venus. It depicts the story of the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman arriving at the shore. Painted in 1486, and with the medium of tempera on canvas, The Birth of Venus hangs in the Uffizi gallery in Florence Italy. This renaissance painting is huge and is 67.9 inches tall by 109.6 inches wide. Andy Warhol’s screen print Venus was done is...

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CH 202

that brought us new discoveries, techniques, and magnificent works of art, however, I believe the art depicted by Andy Warhol, Marlyn Diptych (1962), silk screen on canvas, The Tate Gallery, London. Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm Number 30 (1950) Oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother (1936) Gelatin-silver print. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. are three prime examples of art that best represent our modern world today. Jackson Pollock was born...

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Children of the World - Romero Britto

retrieved from www.britto.com. "Art is able to reflect the celebration of the simple and good things of life. This is the most important to me!" (Romero Britto) Renata Cabral Paper II due Wednesday, March 23d. Dr. Marley About the Artist and the Art The art of Romero Britto gathers symbiotic elements of popular culture from Pernambuco - a state in Brazil -with sophisticated graphic composition, in the presence of the hybridism of the postmodern art and the “glocalization” (global and...

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