20th Century Art

 

Pop Art

Fast Facts

Pop Art was a popular culture movement in which the artists attempted to reconcile art with everyday life by returning to imagery of identifiable objects. Although techniques differ among participating artists, the imagery is cool, objective, unemotional, impersonal, sensational, fresh, transitory and usually witty. Commonplace objects provided the subject for fine art, i.e. Warhol's soup cans. Originated in England in the 1950's, Pop Art emerged in the United States in the 1960's.

 
 

 

Campbell's Soup Can, 1964

 
Artist: Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
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Marylin, 1964

 
Artist: Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
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Sixteen Jackies, 1964

 
Artist: Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
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Target with Plaster Casts, 1955

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Three Flags, 1958

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Flag on Orange Field, 1957

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Numbers in Color, 1958-1959

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Painted Bronze - Ballantine Ale, 1960

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Painted Bronze - Savrin Coffee Can, 1960

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Fools House, 1962

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Racing Thoughts, 1983

 
Artist: Jasper Johns (1930-
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Bed, 1955

 
Artist: Robert Raushenberg (1925-
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Monogram, 1955-1959

 
Artist: Robert Raushenberg (1925-
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Retroactive I, 1964

 
Artist: Robert Raushenberg (1925-
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In the Car, 1963

 
Artist: Roy Lihtenstein (1923-1997)
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Whaam, 1963

 
Artist: Roy Lihtenstein (1923-1997)
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Big Himself

Big Himself,

Artist: Chuck Close
 
 

 

 

Artist: Chuck Close working in his studio
 

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