This talk, presented by Docent Speaker Shirley Waxman of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Community Speakers Program, explores works by the most celebrated American Pop artists – from Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein to Jasper Johns and Wayne Thiebauld – artists who all boldly experimented with new media and the American Dream.
Taking inspiration from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objects, American Pop artists began creating art directly from everyday items, consumer goods, and mass media. They created paintings, prints and sculptures, using bold primary colors, often straight from the can or tube of paint. They adopted commercial methods like silk screening, challenging prevailing concepts of originality. Pop art became both a response to the changing times, and the newest product.
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