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A VSAC Workshop
What Is Pop Art?
ARTISTIC MOVEMENT BEGINNING IN THE MID
1950’S
D E P I C T S O B J E C T S O R S C E N E S F R O M E V E R Y D AY
LIFE
TECHNIQUES FROM COMMERCIAL ART AND
P O P U L A R I L L U S T R AT I O N
THEMES IN POP ART
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Repetition
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Color
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Every Day Objects
Size and Scale
Pop- Culture
Popular Illustration
MATCH PICTURE WITH TECHNIQUE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Repetition
Color
Everyday Objects
Size and Scale
C)
A)
B)
D)
ANDY WARHOL
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Former commercial illustrator
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Famous for his Pop Art paintings
and screen prints
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Very interested in celebrities and
images of popular culture
ANDY WARHOL
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Repetition
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Every day objects
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Pop culture
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Art not Advertisement
*Match art with style
CLAES OLDENBURG
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Former journalist and librarian
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Started selling plaster replicas of
house hold items
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Giant sculptures of food
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Soft sculptures of hard objects
CLAES OLDENBURG
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Size and Scale
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Everyday Objects
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Material Change
*Which one is in Denver?
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DOTS?
What does pop art have to do with dots?
Why did we do that activity?
YAYOI KUSAMA
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Works include paintings,
sculpture, collage, performance
art, and environmental
installations
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Creates art using only dots
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Born in Japan, moved to New
York
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Impact on pop art, minimalism,
and feminism movement
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Influenced Andy Warhol and
Claes Oldenburg
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Largely forgotten after she left
New York in 1970
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Regarded today as one of
Japan’s greatest artists alive
YAYOI KUSAMA
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Repetition
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Color
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Grid
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Infinity
YAYOI KUSAMA: WHY DOTS?
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Dots represented her
hallucinations and visions
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Kusama had mental illness
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Admitted herself into a mental
hospital after almost attempting
suicide
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Continues to paint

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