“A Pale Green Mermaid Blog”
Hey guys, time for the gallery chat ! this is my happy time, love to talk about art!
Tonight a goofy movement and alot of FUN! POP art! It surfaced around the mid-1950’s in England and a few years later in the US.
You could say that it leads to conceptual art as the theory of POP art is more a mental attitude then something you can decipher by just looking at the canvass.
Mass produced images such as the soup can (from POPular culture) were seen as equal to any piece of fine art. Andy Warhol is a well recognized Pop artist, below is the iconic image of the Campbells soup can he produced,
Andy Warhol. Campbell’s Soup Can (1968) is one of the most recognized pop art icons.
Image from Wikipedia
Andy Warhol is from Pittsburgh Pa and there is a great museum in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
. The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is located at 117 Sandusky Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the largest American art museum dedicated to a single artist, holding more than 12,000 works by the artist himself.[ From Wikipedia
He had a very unusual life (filled with all kinds of art production, Lou Reed’s “Velvet Underground” was associated with him for a period) so if you have time pick up a biography on him. Nice way to spend a day at the beach!
Here is another image he produced of Marliyn Monroe,
Image from Wiki commons
Have a cloud-filled weekend,