Good Evening Doc and Class,
â€œIn the early 1960s, especially in New York, a number of artists created a â€œrealistâ€ art that represented reality in terms of the media, advertising, television, comic strips the imagery of mass cultureâ€ (Sayre, 2013). Iâ€™d like to think that I enjoy all art, however this type of art seems emotionless and dull. I donâ€™t find joy in any of the pieces that Iâ€™ve seen in our text. I believe that art should induce intense feelings in a viewer. I donâ€™t find Warholâ€™s pictures of soup cans interesting to say the least. â€œBy creating paintings or sculptures of mass culture objects and media stars, the Pop art movement aimed to blur the boundaries between “high” art and “low” culture. The concept that there is no hierarchy of culture and that art may borrow from any source has been one of the most influential characteristics of Pop artâ€ (Wolfe, 2019). I do enjoy how the artists were able to use every day items and turn them into works of art. I wouldnâ€™t buy any of it, nor do I enjoy looking at it like I enjoy the works of art by Piccasso and Van Gogh. I can however, appreciate it for what it is and for what the artists were trying to achieve. All art has itâ€™s place, itâ€™s something for everyone.â€œPerhaps owing to the incorporation of commercial images, Pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of modern artâ€ (Wolfe, 2019).
Sayre, H. M. (2013). Discovering the Humanities(2 ed.). [E-Book]. Retrieved from https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/97812568847…
Wolfe, J. (2019). Pop Art. Retrieved from https://www.theartstory.org/movement-pop-art.htm