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A) MINIMUM215 words.
We have covered numerous periods/movements in art and their influence on fashion. Which do you prefer and why? Please be specific with visuals and descriptions and cite sources.
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B) MINIMUM 30 words each. Please reply SEPARATELYSavionand Shannon
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The world of fashion and the art has a lot in common – the freedom to create, inspire and make people look at things differently. Today, more than ever, they are accessible and affordable, all thanks to new galleries and fast fashion chains. I very much connected to Pop Art and especially to the Collage technique, Pop Art is an artistic movement centered mainly in the United States and England since the late 1950s. The movement encompassed various cultural fields such as music, plastic arts, cinema, fashion and more. Pop Art artists examined the mutual influence of the different cultural fields. The most famous pop art artists are Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Hamilton, and others. A characteristic of their works was the introduction of extra-artistic materials into works, such as comics, advertisements, and more. Intense colors usually characterize the works. The theme of pop art borrowed from the urban life (especially of New York), which reflects the characteristics of American society in the years following World War II: with economic abundance, consumer culture, and marketing. Collage is a technique in which a collection of scraps of paper, scraps of cloth, cuttings, newspaper parts, printed matter and a variety of other flat materials attached to the same surface. The very act of collecting and deciding what to include in the final work is an artistic, creative process. Eclectic collection processes create a kind of mix of non-related elements, which create a complete artistic statement. The technique of collage in art was born many years ago, but it was only after the artists of Cubism like Picasso and Braque began to use it, in the 20th century, that it became popular in the art world. Later, this technique integrated into the work of Dada artists who rebelled against the traditional art world. The Surrealists, who were looking for ways to create irrational worlds from the materials around them, found in Collage an excellent method for this.
Richard Hamilton can consider as the British counterpart of Warhol, the most influential pop artist from the kingdom. He has dealt extensively with the ways in which we consume mass culture, and in many of his works, there are references to content that comes from the television screen, advertising signs and fashion magazines. The work that most identified with the British artist Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) is undoubted the “Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?” – A small collage is featuring a naked man and woman, a kind of modern man and Eve, in the living room that looks like an advertisement. This piece is the first pop art collage in history. Also, it perceived as the most prominent representative of European pop art.
‘Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing? ‘
Another artist who makes collages is very different from Richard Hamilton is John Stezaker. He cut and paste, narrows and connects creates worlds with a romantic atmosphere mixed with terror. With a perfect level of performance and actual ability to tell a story through a visual metaphor. He uses his works in old postcards, images from famous cinematic scenes, landscapes and a variety of sources. Stezaker ‘s collage genius connects the myriad of visual arts, with the common sense of superficial creation, composed of several images taken out of context, suddenly becoming a whole world. Stezaker’s works are heavily influenced by the Dada movement of the 1920s. Surrealistic and ‘Freudian’ touches can be found, but they also have equally contemporary characteristics.
In fashion, we can see that technique even in mood boards. They serve as an aid in the design process, assembling items and images that we like to get inspired by them for a new creation. Those days, we can find on Pinterest.com so many beautiful mood boards. Also, Desigual uses a lot in their designs with Collage technique.
Mood board from Pinterest:
Flare Sleeve Dress by Desigual:
Blake Lively’s Valentino Lace Collage Coat:
A video that is demonstrating collage creation, Art Of Collage Aka Art Of Collaers:
The movement that I preferred out of all the ones that we learned about was pop art. This movement was largely a British and American cultural phenomenon of the late 1950’s and 60’s. Pop art was a descendant of Dada, which was a movement current in the 1920’s that ridiculed the seriousness of contemporary Persian art and the political and cultural situation that brought war to Europe. In pop art, commonplace objects such as comic strips, soup cans, and road signs are used as subject matter and often physically incorporated in the work itself. Pop art represented an attempt to return to a more objective and universally acceptable form of art after the dominance in the United States and Europe of Abstract Expressionism.
What made pop art so interesting to me is the fact that pop artists believed everything is interconnected, and sought to make those connections literal in their artwork. Pop artists celebrated commonplace objects and people of everyday life, seeking to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art. Pop art has since become one of the most recognizable styles of modern art. Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist are all associated with pop art, and their work remains very popular today.
Pop art. (2016, December 22). Retrieved April 05, 2017, fromhttps://www.britannica.com/art/Pop-art
Pop Art Movement, Artists and Major Works. (n.d.). Retrieved April 05, 2017, from http://www.theartstory.org/movement-pop-art.htm