POP ART ARTISTS: 5 ARTISTS YOU MUST KNOW
Pop Art artists, that is to say which artists you must know to affirm that you know almost everything about one of the most beloved artistic movements.
Developed in the second half of the 20thcentury as “popular art”, Pop Art is “popular art” by definition, because it refers to mass-produced objects. Hence Pop Art has a close connection with the consumer culture and transforms ordinary objects and elements into art.
Pop Art describes an essential part of the society which developed after XXII, therefore the consumer culture takes advertisements or the most famous products to transform them into artworks for collecting or reproduction of the artwork itself as a mass-produced object through design objects, prints and different kinds of reproductions.
Pop art artists
GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE AND THE FLOOR SCRAPERS
Gustave Caillebotte and the Floor Scrapers are the most representative example of how much artists and masterpieces are ignored by the general public and which, instead, are more significant than they look.
Gustave Caillebotte is the Impressionist painter who more than others was overcome by Claude Monet and for this reason he is considered almost an amateur painter.
But it was thanks to Gustave and his brother that many paintings by the greatest Impressionist artists found a place in the French national collections.
The Caillebotte brothers, wealthy bourgeoises, bought several artworks to help the movement when nobody else wanted them.
The Floor Scrapers
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS BY HENRI CARTIER BRESSON
Henri Cartier Bresson is one of the most important photographers of the 20thcentury.
In his photos he succeeded in capturing the real essence of life, whereas his life was totally devoted to transforming photography into a modern means of communication, influencing whole generations of photographers.
In this post I’ll show you the most famous and beautiful photos by Henri Cartier Bresson.
DEGAS’S DANCER: THE LITTLE DANCER OF FOURTEEN YEARS
Degas’s dancer is beautiful and delicate but she has a sad story and every time I see her I can’t help thinking about what she had to go through.
The statue, exhibited at the Sixth Impressionist Exhibition of 1881, was found in Degas’s studio after his death in 1917.
It was said that the artist had rejected all the offers potential buyers had made him, because he considered her as a “daughter”.
Here is the story of Degas’s Little Dancer of Fourteen Years.
DEGAS’S DANCERS AND HIS MOST FAMOUS PAINTING: THE BALLET CLASS
Degas’s dancers are the subject to which the artist dedicated himself from the 1870s to his death in 1917.
Dancers at work, in rehearsal or at rest were an endless source of inspiration for Edgar Degas who portrayed a remarkable variety of gestures and postures in all his works.
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