Andy Warhol and Pop Art

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Andy Warhol and Pop Art All paintings are inspirational, but I chose to write about 3 specific paintings by 3 very different artists. The first of three artists is Andy Warhol and his “The Gun” painting, the second is Roy Lichtenstein and his “Girl with Ball” painting and the third is Robert Rauschenberg with his “Migration” painting. In the following report, you will read about the different styles of these artists, communicative theories, inner state theories, form and content, and how they compare and contrast among other subjects. Some of the communicative theories produced by these pictures are very meaningful. “The Gun” shows us what Andy Warhol may have felt in his life at the time of the painting. Warhol sees his life in a time where violence was surrounding him politically and socially. “The Gun” could have been Warhol’s sight into the future, considering his unlikely demise that occurred in 1968. But, likely, the painting is his own controversial statement. As for Lichtenstein’s “Girl with Ball,” the meaning could have to do with his values for nature. Rauschenberg’s “Migration” shows different items sporadically places in the painting, where the viewer can develop their own meaning of the painting. Somewhat of a disturbance is felt by the Warhol picture “The Gun.” It produces a little fear, bringing us to face the problem we as a society have. There are a lot of feelings that can be developed by this painting, such as strength and no fear. The gun itself in the picture gives me a sense of security. Rauschenberg’s “Migration” is much like “The Gun” in the sense of the many feelings that begin to develop while viewing the painting. A bit of confusion is felt when viewing “Migration.” All of the it... ... middle of paper ... ...) were taken from mass culture. Some artists duplicated beer bottles, soup cans, comic strips, road signs, and similar objects in paintings, collages, and sculptures. Others incorporated the objects themselves into their paintings or sculptures, sometimes in modified form. Materials of modern technology, such as plastic, urethane foam, and acrylic paint, often figured prominently. One of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century, pop art not only influenced the work of subsequent artists but also had an impact on commercial, graphic, and fashion design. The three different types of artwork by these remarkable artists all have different styles, but are appreciated all the same. If we are able to view past the surface of the painting and into the meaning painted here, we learn to admire and value the views trying to be set forth by each artist.
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