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Pop Art

Pop Art

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will examine Pop Art, mass media, and kitsch.

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This lesson discusses the philosophy of Pop Art and looks at examples by Richard Hamilton, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Notes on "Pop Art"



Image of Hamilton, Just What is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, Fair Use According to Wikipedia,; Image of Warhol, Campbell’s Soup I, Fair Use According to Wikipedia,; Image of Warhol, Marilyn Diptych, Fair Use According to Wikipedia,; Image of Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, Fair Use According to Wikipedia,; Image of Oldenburg and van Bruggen, Typweriter Eraser, Scale X, Fair Use According to Wikipedia,;

Terms to Know
Cultural Icons

Objects or people important or considered valuable in a specific culture. 

Found Object

Everyday objects or materials not usually viewed in the context of fine art that are used by artists to create works of art.


A term given to artwork that is characterized by exaggerated nostalgia or gaudy poor taste.

Mass Media

Any number of ways information is quickly transmitted to large numbers of people including through newspapers, television, internet, or radio.

Pop Art

An art movement where the artist uses common products and images that symbolically represent culture to create artwork.

Popular Culture

Fads, favorites, or well-known commercial objects or activities used by the general public.