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