How does Pop Art relate to the history of America in the 1960’s? Pop Art simply borrowed images from the popular culture, hence the name, Pop Art. Anything from movie stars, to cans of soup; from images of war, to appliances; the subject matter for Pop Art consisted of items likely to be seen in everyday life. It could therefore relate to the common person, unlike Abstract expressionism of the 1950’s, which the general American couldn’t necessarily appreciate. With this difference, Pop Art changed the art world, and is still intriguing today.
ID: 12U00034 Name: Awais Shabbir Instructor: Mira Hashmi Course: Film Studies SAUL BASS The film titles, the American graphic designer, Saul Bass designed between 1954 and 1995 not only helped bring graphic design to the attention of Hollywood, and to the forefront of the sexties art movements, but revolutionized the way we watch films. From being regarded as an annoying legality – the only way to give credit to the hundreds of people that worked on the set – his minimalistic, conceptual sequences helped film titles became an integral part of the story and ultimately the whole cinematic experience. Despite that Hollywood was struggling, Saul Bass’s migration to Los Angeles in 1947 was a clever career move. It was true that television was stealing a huge portion of Hollywood’s audience. It was true that the government was suing the Hollywood majors for violation of the anti-trust laws – their victory in the 1948 Paramount Case would all but end the studio system that had dominated since the 1920s.
Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning his basic cartooning skills from his father and the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. Haring moved to New York City and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts (SVA). In New York, Haring found an art community that inspired him to begin participating in exhibitions and performances. As a student Haring experimented with various media until he found a highly effective medium that allowed him to communicate with the wider audience he desired.
He used to paint signs for his father’s grocery store as well as for school events at P.S. 109 in very young age. Timeline When he was a student, he works for a part-time position creating stock images for a syndicate that supplied graphics to various newspapers and magazines. Between his class assignments and his work, Rand was able to amass a fairly large portfolio, largely influenced by the German advertising style Sachplakat (ornamental poster) as well as the works of Gustav Jensen. To camouflage Jewish identity telegraphed by ‘Peretz Rosenbaum,’ shortening his forename to ‘Paul’ and taking ‘Rand’ from an uncle to form his new surname.This is his first corporate identity he created.
Chuck Close Chuck Close is an American painter and photographer born July 5, 1940 in Monroe, Washington. He became achieved success as a photorealist, through his massive scale portraits. Photorealism is a genre of painting purely based on using a camera and photos to collect information and from this creating a painting that appears photographic. The United States art movement began in the late 60s and early 70s. Close suffered a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 which left him paralysed, however he has continued to produce work that is bought by collectors and museums.
This film is based on a true story. Steve Lopez is employed as a writer for the Los Angeles Times and he needs a story that will increase the interest of his readers. Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Jr. is a homeless mentally ill man that lives on the street and has a special talent. Upon their first meeting Steve Lopez is drawn to Nathaniel playing his 2 stringed violin. Initially Steve Lopez saw Nathaniel as a story that would interest his writers.
Born David Alexander Colville in 1920 in Ontario, he became later known as one of the great Canadian artist under the name Alex Colville. Known for his talent to create painstakingly crafted realism in his paintings, he quickly became popular after haven been a war artist in World War II. He creates ordinary everyday experiences and turns them into something that is extraordinary. Colville’s time as a war artist greatly impacted his painting and his style as it changed the way he saw the world and this impact can be clearly seen in some of his work. While he was born in Toronto he soon moved to Nova Scotia where he developed pneumonia.
These paintings evolved into an activist project that gathered a lot international attention and eventually honoured Iri and Toshi with the prestigious Nobel peace prize. Maruki Toshi explains why they have created such a devastatingly beautiful series by saying “We do paint dark, cruel, painful scene, but the question is, how should we portray people who face such realities? We want to paint them beautifully”. They criticized America’s nuclear practice and victimized Japan. During the 1970’s, the Maurkis exhibited their work in the U.S. for the first time and this had affected their future murals greatly.
George Carlin a Man of Many Words During the life of the comedian George Carlin, his boldness with word play and his astonishing knowledge of the English Language, set a foundation for future comedians of being more audacious with their choice of lines and topics. George Carlin changed social media for upcoming generations. George Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, in New York City. His mother sent George to a progressive Catholic school. He was considered a class clown and struggled academically, although it wasn’t for a lack of intelligence (Driscoll).
Tim Burton is one of the very few directors who are globally recognized for successfully expressing their unique style through film. He was born in august, making him a Leo who craves attention and studied at the California Institute of Arts. He later found a job at Disney where he illustrated characters, but later decided he wanted to express his imaginative ideas and created his own style. As a child, he loved black and white horror films, especially ones that featured the legendary Vincent Price, who became a great inspiration for Burton throughout his career. Vincent Price played or voiced many characters of Burton’s earlier films, as did Johnny Depp in his later ones.