American Pop Art described - in quotes of Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein + images - resource for students, pupils and art-teachers
The artist-quotes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein describe their life and creation in the world of Pop Art, the most practical and pragmatic American art movement. Pop Art was really Art & Life together, like in earlier Dada.
The two artists give us a view into the kitchen of Pop Art and they portray the youngster America society of the 1960’s - 70’s. Warhol with his prints & the ‘Factory’ - Lichtenstein with ‘comics and strips’ in his painting art.
Selection of some quotes on Pop Art by Warhol & Lichtenstein - as a short impression of their extended quotes in the PDF:
’The reason I’m painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do. - Quote of Andy Warhol, in “What is Pop Art? - Answers from 8 Painters, Part 1”, in Art News Nov. 1962
Pop Art is the use of commercial art as a subject matter in painting, I suppose. It was hard to get a painting that was despicable enough so that no one would hang it – everybody was hanging everything… (New York, 1950’s) .The one thing everyone hated was commercial art… - Quote of Roy Lichtenstein (1963), in 'What is Pop Art?.. ‘Art News 67’, Nov. 1963
’I paint directly – then it’s said to be an exact copy… .It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself. - Quote of Roy Lichtenstein (1963), in 'What is Pop Art?.. in ‘Art News 67’, Nov. 1963
’…to us, it was the new Art. Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again. The moment you label something… …you can never go back again to seeing it unlabeled.’ - Quote of Andy Warhol, in ‘Warhol in his own words’ ( 1963 – 1987)
selected links for art-sources on Pop Art:
- extended description of Pop Art, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_art
- artist-quotes on Pop Art, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Pop_art
- images of the painting art of Renoir, on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/paintings-by-style/pop-art
editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]