Altered Book: Page 24 Pop goes Art
Here are the artists associated with my last altered book page 24. You can see how I decided to take it to another level by playing on the words I had chosen;
“Pop says “We’re just going to have a little talk”
Therefore, why not let Pop talk? Pop as a communication – art form or a movement.
Pop art first showed it’s face in mid 1950s Britain and the later part of the 50s in the US. It goes against the tradition of fine art because it uses mass produced media and is more about techniues and re occuring themes in the mass media. It was used as a reaction against abstract expressionism, using advertising, comic, commercial and popular images. It used reproductions and other techniques that take away the elitism about art. It was a very mix and match, kitschy and eclectic sort of art.
Pop artist Andy Warhol made his advertisement based art larger than life. In fact he made everything larger than life, transforming the ordinary into the extra ordinary. Brillo and Campbells soup cans became up to the minute images. Peter Blakes, Britains formost Pop artist, drew from many sources: newspapers, advertisements, television, mass culture and elements of collage. With Pop art, the paint work was gloss, and the lines were clear. Bits of Dadaism were thrown into the mix too: the more the merrier it seemed, as long as it was fresh, modern, commercial and now.
British Pop artist included Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and David Hockney. There are so many Pop artists that made a major contribution. Many can be found HERE and HERE