Above: Andy Warhol, ´Campbells Soup´ Silkscreen Print, 1968
Pop Art started with the New York artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg, all of whom drew on popular imagery that turned into an international phenomenon since they used ways to use American commercialism in their art.Pop art is an art movement that started to develop in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid- to late-1950´s. The movement challenged the norms of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass cultures, such as comic books, advertising, and simple cultural objects. Andy Warhol was very well known for his piece ‘Tomato Soup’. It’s a piece where he printed a normal tomato soup can, with the normal colors but it’s an incredibly unique piece.
This term we studied Pop Art. We started off by creating some Pop Art inspired words that had to do with art such as splash! , paint, brush, etc… After that, we started planning for the pop art sculptures of food that we were going to do for the rest of the term. It consisted of using a cardboard base, then adding mod rock on top of that and lastly, we painted them with abstract patterns and shapes.
Pop Art is, especially weird you could say, it’s absolutely incredible. It is a really fun activity to do in art class. We really enjoyed using colorful paints. The ‘Pop’ element of pop art is the perfect word to describe this genre of art.
Written by Sofia Nakpil and Timothy (Jon) Neata Year 9