Target by Jasper Johns stands 66 x 66 in the Art Institute of Chicago (Figure 1). The large size of the painting draws the viewer in. The scale also makes it so the viewer is forced to look at the painting, it is not something that can be ignored. Johns created this piece in 1961, and it was one of many works in his Target series. Target was his last major work in this series and it ended up being the largest as well.
As Muriano stated in an interview, he said, “I like to mix techniques in my 2012 series “New Pop.” I use inks, watercolor, and acrylic paint. First I project an image onto a canvas with a projector, then I draw with a pencil, then I paint in black and white acrylic colors. And after that I finish black lines with acrylic pen” (“Patrice Muriano Paintings: Delightful “New Pop” Acrylic Series”). He was fascinated by the great masters and reproduced the masterpieces of Velásquez and Rembrandt on oil canvas boards.
Famous artist like Andy Warhol, was well-known as one of the forefathers leading pop art movement. He was an American artist that started the tread of this contemporary art. His art works included many forms of media such as hand-drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and also music. One of his art work which depicted the mass-production of Campbell Soup cans and Coke bottles, captured the clean-edge look by commercially manufactured object, this artworks make him rises in fame. This causes his art to be mass produced objects.
Monet was named the father of the French Impressionism movement because he was responsible for bringing most of the individuals together (.theartstory.org/artist-monet). Monet’s work was mostly oil on canvas paintings that were in the Realism and Impressionism styles. His most important paintings were Parasol-Madame Monet and Her Son and the series called “Water Lilies”. According to the website, The Art Story, “Impressionism and Monet are now considered the basis for all of modern and contemporary art, and are thus quintessential to almost any historical survey” (theartstory.org/artist-monet). Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born to a simple, working class family in France.
The Beatles and more specifically John Lennon had an immense impact on society throughout the 1960s to the 1980s. The Beatles affected society with their music by bringing about an age where experimentation with drugs, sex and hallucinogens (previously taboo) became the norm. They were also very popular amongst the new hippie counter culture as they too were anti-war and shared continuity with the ideals of the band. They served as examples and leaders not only to the hippies and other youth movements, but also to the youth of society in general. The Beatles and their music redefined the rules of society.
A final use of style in this song is how Aesop Rock uses symbolism. Symbolism is the author’s attempt to represent an experience that ordinary language cannot express. “Drank Kool-Aid from a tube of acrylic” (line 50) is a good example of this because of how it establishes an objective reality but suggests meaning beyond that. In this line, he is saying how he lived and breathed art but also how he “drank the Kool-Aid”, which is also a figure of speech regarding the art scene and symbolizes his passion and dedication. Another good use of symbolism is, “You can imagine the stars that align when a forearm starts foreshortening right, or a torso hung on a warping spine of proportion reads as warm and alive” (line 60-63).
In using images that reflected the materialism and vulgarity of modern mass culture, they suggest the depersonalized processes of mass production, that is, to allow the viewer to respond directly to the object, rather than to the skill and personality of the artist. Pop Art investigates in areas of popular taste and kitsch previously considered outside the limits of fine art. It was rejecting the attributes associated with art as an
Popular culture, better known as "pop culture", is made up of images, perspectives, ideas, and attitudes. We don 't know it, but we see pop culture everywhere and every day. Movies, TV shows, music, politics, fashion/makeup and even "slang" are all part of pop culture. Pop culture is very good at influencing our words, our actions, and the way we see the world.
Occupy Space is a large, painted, canvas banner hanging in the Oakland Museum of California’s art gallery. The artist is Miguel Arzabe, a San Francisco-based artist who possesses numerous degrees including an MFA from UC Berkeley (www.miguelarzabe.net). Arzabe used an unspecified type of paint (I suspect acrylic due to the appearance of the paint and its quick drying time), ink, paper, and masking tape in the creation of this painting. Occupy Space is a piece of art that is inherently tied to the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 in both content and form. What initially drew me to this piece was how visually loud and attention-grabbing it is, and the refreshing quality of seeing something so rough around the edges in an art museum.
El Mac, born Miles MacGregor, is an internationally renowned graffiti artist whose gorgeous large-scale works blur the lines between fine art and graffiti. Graffiti art is a natural progression for the FAC, following in the artistic traditions of mural art that extends back to our inception as an institution. Mac began painting with acrylics and painting graffiti in the mid ’90s, when his primary focus became the life-like rendering of human faces and figures. Mac has since worked consistently toward developing his unique rendering style, which utilizes repeating contour lines reminiscent of ripples, turning patterns and indigenous North American art. He has been commissioned to paint murals across the U.S., as well as in Mexico, Denmark, Sweden,
Throughout the years, pop culture has imposed a large amount of trends and shaped the lifestyle of its closer followers. It has achieved this impact because people have always been in contact with the different pop culture expressions and they often enjoy this type of entertainment. Moreover, according to Gerald Graff in his article “Hidden Intellectualism” pop culture or how he calls it “being a street smart” goes beyond entertainment and it is another type of intellectualism. Although pop culture can somehow promote critical thinking, its advantages in the long run should not be overestimated nor should the school knowledge be undermined. With regard to critical thinking, it is intriguing how pop culture; as vague as it may sound, has actual benefits to individuals and general culture.