Andy Warhol (1928-1987), perhaps the artist most closely associated with the Pop art movement, began his career as a successful commercial illustrator. He originally painted his Campbell’s soup can series in 1962, noting that he was inspired by the soup that he ate every day for lunch.
What do you like to eat every day? Draw a picture of it!
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Using the silkscreen process in his workshop, called The Factory, Warhol elevated an ordinary object to the status of an icon. The later Sunday B. Morning prints use the same process and photo negatives as Warhol’s original 1968 soup can silkscreens.
Nicholas Krushenick (1929-1999) developed his signature "abstract pop" style working in New York in the 1960's, eschewing the representational style of many of his Pop contemporaries. He painted large, abstract canvases with bold colors dynamically outlined with black lines that recall cartoon graphics, but were also influenced by the cutouts of Matisse.
Anticipating and influencing the style of Pop artists, Alex Katz (b. 1927) established his career in New York in the 1950’s, turning to figurative paintings and portraits when most of his peers were working in abstraction. His use of broad areas of flat color and monochrome backgrounds in monumental-scale paintings took inspiration from commercial art and billboards.
George Segal (1924-2000) is best known for his life-size white cast plaster figures, arranged in poses and tableaus of everyday life. He has been commissioned to produce many public monuments. Although associated with the Pop movement, his work relies more on personal experience and human values than other Pop artists. This print is considered a study for a wall-hanging box sculpture Segal made in 1970.
Jim Dine (b. 1935) does not consider himself a Pop artist. Although he worked alongside Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg in the 1960’s heyday of Pop, his works lack his peers’ ironic commentary on consumer culture. Dine’s hearts — one of his most frequently used motifs — serve as vehicles for exploring texture and form, and for introspection. This limited edition print was commissioned by the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Use hearts as a motif to make your own artwork!
GREEN IN THE MORNING, BIG GIRL DON'T CRY
green sky drop green rain; i open green umbrella under green water; i wait a green eyed girl; she not come; i don't know
poem by Walasse Ting
TAKE GOOD CARE OF SELF LONG JOURNEY AHEAD KEEP STRENGTH GOOD IDEAS LOVE IN HEART HATRED BURY IN DEEP EARTH SPREAD SELF LIKE GIANT TO FOUR WINDS
poem by Walasse Ting