Pop Art

Pop artists have drawn their inspiration from familiar images of the popular culture such as tabloids, billboards, comic strips, magazine ads, and supermarket products. Often lettering or line of text are included in the art.

Pop art is a post modern art movement. Post modern art also encompass a huge number of individual styles. Please read about post modern art and modern art here at the bottom of this page.

"Monet Popcorn" Giulio Porta, ball point and acrylic thumb nail sketch on stationary.

What's there to be learned
  • Inspiration can be found anywhere
  • What matters is what can you do with what you see
"Monet Pop Corn" was inspired by the Quaker illustration as it appears on the Quaker Oats products packages. Quaker Oats is an actual food producing company, the Quaker in the Quaker Oats logo is not.
Pop Art is an art movement and style that had its origins in England in the 1950s and was imported to the United States during the 1960s. 

Exponents of the Pop movement are Richard Hamilton (British, 1922-), Any Warhol (American, 1928 -1987), Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Claes Oldenburg (American, 1929-), Jasper Johns (American, 1930-), and Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-).


Monet Pop Corn, Giulio Porta 2012, CG.

Don't  confuse the term Pop with pop corn. Pop, as in Pop Art, is short for popular.
Consider always drawing complete figures rather than just heads. The drawing of a complete human figure will apply directly to the last 3 required drawing. By doing so you'll learn more about the drawing of the human figure and human anatomy in general.
A collage is also a viable solution, for this project. You could use an ad from a newspaper or magazine, and make it into a media celebration.

Modern Art versus Postmodern Art   by Giulio Porta 2012

Each modern art style was based on a singular ideology. Cubism was cubism, surrealism was was surrealism, there was no mixing or hybrid approaches. Also modern avant-garde artist viewed art in part as an element of social change.

Thereís no exact date for when artists crossed over from modern art to post modern, possibly some point, in the mid 1950s, to Marcel Duchamp

The fact of the matter is that now there are no walls barriers or labels separating modern from post modern art, it can be confusing to the untrained eye, as modern and post modern may look the same. I know that there are still modern artists out there, but Iím not sure what their ideology is. But obviously the are just emulating modern art, they are for all practical purposes no longer part of any of the original art movements.

So what is post modern art?

Postmodernism makes liberal reference to cubism, surrealism, and expressionism without subscribing to the stylistic purity and singularity of their ideology. Post modern art draws inspiration from practically anything, ancient, folk, primitive, prehistoric, ethnic, computer generated, in a sense it shows how artificial style can be, and that thereís nothing wrong with that kind artificiality. Post modern art pivots around the idea that thereís no need to subscribe to a single ideology for a style to exist. Interpretation, personal stories, multiple experiences, can be integrated in post modern art.