Pop Art

Pop Art

Author: Erin Aldana

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

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Pop Art

Image Credits

Richard Hamilton, Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hamilton-appealing2.jpg, Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup I, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Warhol-Campbell_Soup-1-screenprint-1968.jpg,  Andy Warhol Marilyn Diptych, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marilyndiptych.jpg, Oldenburg and van Bruggen, Typewriter Eraser, Scale X, Fair Use According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Typewriter-eraser.JPG, Lichtenstein, Hopeless, Fair Use according to Wikipaintings, http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/hopeless-1963 , Secret Hearts, #83, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Drowning_Girl_source.jpg, Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roy_Lichtenstein_Drowning_Girl.jpg, Betye Saar, Liberation of Aunt Jemima, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:72_aunt_jemima.gif, Fountain; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Duchamp_Fountaine.jpg 

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.

  • Kitsch

    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.