Saturday, February 7, 2009

My take on Pop Art....



.... is far from that of the Pop Art movement. My rendition, of course is from a photograph, but using Photoshop® in place of the screen process for creating various renditions. A future interpretation will utilise Painter® to more closely resemble the Warhol palette. This image is of Ali, a model/actress who styled this image in the likeness of Marilyn Monroe.

History

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a key figure in Pop Art, an art movement that emerged in America and elsewhere in the 1950's, to become prominent over the next two decades.

Unlike the Fauve colours, the non-representational colors of Pop Art do not depict the artist’s inner sensation of the world. They refer to the popular culture, which also inspires Warhol to experiment with the technique of silkscreen printing, a popular technique used for mass production. In doing so, Warhol moves away from the elitist avant-garde tradition. Initially, many spectators received this new marriage between art and commodity culture with little enthusiasm.

Using photo-stencils in screen-printing, Warhol uses photographic images for his screenprints. The screen is prepared using a photographic process, and then different color inks are printed using a rubber squeegee to press the paint onto the painting through the screen.

Citation and additional info here.