Sunday, February 20, 2011

March On to POP ART: Dress Up 2011

Richard Hamilton. Just What Is It That Makes Today's Home So Different, So Appealing? 1956
Collage

Drum roll, please......POP Art!  Yes, the theme for March's Dress Up is Pop Art!  Think Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein!  Imagine soup cans and Marilyn Monroe!

Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe 1962 

Jasper Johns. Flag 1954-55

Roy Lichtenstein. Drowning Girl 1963
The Hamilton collage at the top of this post is considered to be the first work that can be called an "unequivocal statement of pop art."  In other words, this piece pretty much started the movement.  The Pop Art Movement can be summed up simply:  Bring art back into the daily lives of people.  It viewed commercial culture as its raw material, an endless source of pictorial subject matter.  Pop Art was an expression of the optimistic spirit of the 1960s that began with the election of John F. Kennedy and ended at the height of the Vietnam War.  You can find a lot more information related to this movement HERE and HERE.  You'll also find more examples of the artists' works.

I know you will enjoy this theme!  Let your imaginations run wild!  The Simply Linked link will be up and running with the March 1st post!  I can't wait to see the dresses!

There is still a little over a week left in February.  That means you can still post your Klimt inspired February dress HERE!  If you aren't participating in the Dress Up, that's okay.  You can still click over and have a look at the dresses.  The dresses inspired by Klimt are fabulous!  

11 comments:

Cyndi said...

Can't wait to see what you all come up with for the "Pop Art" subject, Angela.... this is going to be good!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this will be exciting to see what you all come up with for the Pop Art challenge...I remember when I saw Warhol's soup can piece in person...I was so excited!

XO

Donnie said...

It should be an interesting month. Cute theme.

Asas à imaginação said...

Certamente teremos muitas surpresas em março.PopArt dará oportunidade para variadas interpretações e criações inusitadas.
Já estou dando asas à minha imaginação...
Abraço
Marlei
Excuse dont write in English.

Liza said...

Great next style Angela! I just now finished the Klimpt (midnight - ack!) and will post tomorrow!

MARIELEM SCHIAVIM said...

hello!
I'm going to try...

DeeDee said...

oh I got mine done ..cannot wait to post it.....fun and challenging style...

Sandy Ang said...

Mmmm... Pop Art has so many possiblities. I'm going to have to save up some Campbell labels.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Jah vou correr fazer o meu!!!

Frosted Petunias said...

Angela, I so love having these different art themes for our dresses. This will so much fun!!

Anna

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