Andy Warhol and Peter Max: Pop Art

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Andy Warhol was an American artist and a figure in the visual art movement known to us as pop art. He used painting, silkscreening, photography film and sculpture in his paintings. He began his career as a commercial illustrated and soon after reciting recognition through several galleries in the late 1950s, he became influential and controversial through his vivid color scheme and object selections.

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Peter Max is known for using very bright colors in his work. His style changed at 18 when he began changing his technique from graphics to paint. His palette was taking on a  more soft and diverse approach and his strokes were becoming broader and much more textured like the art pieces seen above.

 

Window Display of the Week (2/28/17)-(3/7/17)

This window is powerful in terms of the color scheme and it’s art style. The art style in this window mimics that of pop art in the way the buildings were made, the plans on the floor and the jelly fish constructed. My next favorite aspect is the masking in the window. This masking is layered which makes it look much more artistic rather than it just being one layer of a masking. Lastly, I am caught by the color scheme that’s taking place in this window with the shades of blue. This is done purposely so that the only thing that pops out is the sneaker. 

Salvador Dali: Surrealism

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Salvador Dali was a Spanish painter who followed the art style fo surrealism. His paintings included a lot of eye-catching bizarre points. Dali is described as a very imaginative artist and that is very obvious in his paintings. Surrealism began in the 1920s. It includes the element of surprise and was created to settle the controversy between reality and a dream. Artists like Dali painted strange creatures from everyday objects allowing brains to interpret it how they’d like to.

Window Display of the Week (2/5/17)-(2/12/17)

My favorite window of the week is this holiday window. Despite the fact that I love holiday windows especially in New York, that’s not why I chose this to be my window of the week all the way in February. I think the construction of the window is very interesting. They managed to make a background, flooring, dress, and the decoration within the window out of cups, gift bags, cans and a type of foil. The foil makes the dress on the mannequin pop out and the use of the cups makes this window so conventional, which is my favorite part.