It’s time to POP out at home with POP ART!
The 1950s is also the same time the American Pop Art movement started. This movement was very different from other ones because of how simple the art was. It was made colorful and bright, and it was of things that we saw in our everyday life.
Movement: Actions that one person or a group of people take to cause a large change to something.
Andy Warhol Is probably one of the most famous artist from the Pop Aat movement. He was born in 1928 in Pennsylvania, but much of his career took place in big New York City. His Pop Art pictures of soup and celebrities are hanging museums all around the world. He was a huge leader in the Pop Art movement and inspired others to make work like his.
What do you see in the work above?
What colors are used?
What is repeated over and over?
Do you know who is in these pictures?
If you have not guessed already, her name is Marilyn Monroe. She was a famous actress at the time, so Andy Warhol printed her picture because people would know who she was from her movies.
In the picture below, you can see all kinds of simple shapes, including circles, triangles, rectangles and lines. Can you point out all the different colors she uses here?
Now you can make your own!
1. Three different colors of paint (choose the brightest ones!)
2. Any color piece of paper
This activity is really quick and simple. Paint your hand with any color paint and make a hand print on your paper. Repeat this step as many times as you want to by putting your hand in different places. Change the color for each hand print.
Now, you can use your markets to add lines and decorations around your piece.
Finished? That's art that really POPS!