Pop Art Exhibition
Join us at Exeter's Phoenix Centre on Saturday 16th Febuary
What is Pop Art?
Pop Art is a shortened version of Popular Art. It was inspired by every day objects, and bright colours. They are fun to look at and bring exiting features, to boring house hold items. Pop Art is used in the advertising idustry. Some famous pop artists are people like Andy Warehol and Roy Lichinstein.
Andy Warhol was an American Pop Artist. In 1949, Warhol moved to New York and became a commercial artist for magazines and also designed advertising and window displays. Then in the early 1960's, he started experimenting with advertisements, such as Campbell Soup Tins and the Coca-Cola Bottles. In 1962 he started his Marilyn Monroe series.
Roy Lichtenstein taught himself to draw and paint while he was in high school, he then attended some formal art training in a Summer program. He then went to the Ohio State University in 1940. In the 1950's he taught at the State University of New York at Oswego and later at Rutgers in New Jersey.