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Monday, October 31, 2011

POP! ART

Welcome to new muse Monday! 
 While I have many years of art appreciation behind me I am no art historian.  I consulted with our friends at Wikkipedia for the following information in hopes that you will indulge me and read in order to fully appreciate this weeks muse.
The Pop Art movement began in Britain ("swinging London") in the mid 1950's before making its way across the pond and setting up residence in the US through out the 1960's and beyond.  As a movement PA brought the idea of commercialism to the previously stuffy world of fine art.
 Pop Art paintings often isolated an object....think Campbell's soup can, Brillo box.....forcing us to see the beauty, or is it irony?, in the mundane.
 Mass or popular culture and advertising were frequent inspirations for Pop Artists including the youth and pop music phenomenon of the 50's and 60's.
Thank you Mr. Wikki.

Now, let me tell you what I think......Pop Art is fun!   That's it.....it's fun, colorful, light and happy.  Agree?
You know we'll be discussing the PA influence on fashion.  Here's one of my favorite Pop princesses.....Lisa Perry with a few of her designs.
 "Pop Art is about liking things"  Andy Warhol
Shepard Fairey's "hope" poster became one of the most widely recognised symbols of the 2008 presidential campaign, and a great example of modern Pop Art.

A living breathing walking work of Pop Art....Katy Perry.
 "Pop Art is the american dream, optimistic, generous, and naive!"  Robert Indiana
My absolutely favorite piece of Pop Art!  Robert Indiana's LOVE statue.  I can't get enough of this image (or this sentiment),  I've loved it ever since I was little....makes me smile.....really big!

Braxton wrote a really great post on Roy Lichentstein here> http://braxtonandyancey.blogspot.com/2011/01/roy-lichtensteins-pop-art.html  check it out.
 If  you would like to research some notable Pop Artists here's a list of some of the most famous.....
  • David Hockney
  • Robert Indiana
  • Jasper Johns
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Peter Max (a braxtonandyancey favorite)
  • Andy Warhol....the most famous of them all
The following picture is of Richard Hamilton's collage Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1956) considered to be one of earliest works of Pop Art.
Naturally we'll be discussing the influence of Pop Art on interior design.  This is going to be so fun!
    " Pop Art is industrial painting"  Roy Lichtenstein
    Please join me....I promise lots of good colorful happy fun!  And join in the conversation won't you?  What's your take on Pop Art?  Would love to know.
    Have a Beautiful day.
    YANCEY
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