Claes Oldenburg

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  • Claes Thure Oldenburg

    Claes Oldenburg Who is Claes Oldenburg? Claes Thure Oldenburg is an American sculptor, painter, and pop artist, known as the, “reigning king of Pop sculpture since the early 1960’s.” Claes Oldenburg was born on January 28, 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden. Son of Gösta Oldenburg and Sigrid Elisabeth; due to his father being a member of the Swedish foreign service, Claes and his family moved quite often. Brother of Richard Oldenburg a well-known art historian whom of which was director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, between 1972 and 1993. From 1930 to 1933 the Oldenburgs moved to and lived in New York, then from 1933 to 1936 they lived in Oslo, then Norway. Oldenburg had attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated and attended Yale after he and his family had both moved and settled into Chicago in 1936, then later on attended Harvard, which he had dropped out of too later attend the…

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  • The History Of Pop Art

    would make such an impact on Pop Art. He enjoyed painting images that became softly blurred and their literal quality was lost in the close-up orientation and the cropping of the image. Many say he was the first artist during this time to use this technique. Even though he was a well-known Pop Artist, he never saw himself that way. Rosenquist stated that, “What united us [by which he meant other “Pop artists” such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg] you might say, was dread of…

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  • The United States: The Pop Art Movement

    The United States saw the Pop art movement start in New York during the mid-1950s. It started with four main artists, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenguist, and Claes Oldenburg. Pop art was one of the biggest art styles to emerge from the Mid Modern era and to influence a lot of other artists of the era. The subject matter of this movement was far from traditional, they drew upon popular images and reintroduced these images with their own twists to them, they wanted to celebrate people…

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  • Pop Art Research Paper

    Pop art originated from Britain in the 1950s. This genre of art has become one of the most influential genres. It has originated from Britain in the 1950s but gained the majority of its popularity in America in the 1960s. It had continued to gains its popularity until it was considered a dead genre in the 1970s. Despite this fact pop art is used for advertising in the current period of time. Pop art is most commonly referred to with the major artist of its peak such as Andy Warhol, Roy…

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  • Similarities Between Art Nouveau And Popular Art

    in an attempt to make the metro seem inviting and safe. He wanted it to seem “as if the entrance had not been built but had simply just grown to that form”. REFERENCE 8 Guimard went on to receive awards and international recognition at the 1900 exposition universelle internationale, alongside Alphonse Mucha. Hector Guimard also designed Castel Beranger (1894 – 1897) which was the first residential building in Paris built entirely in the art nouveau style. Pop artists also did similar work but…

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  • Soft Toilet 'By Sophocles' The Art Of Being Human

    Sophocles portrayed how it isn’t a good choice to simply run away from your problems in his play write Oedipus Rex. Robert Frost put grieving into words with his poem Bereft. Claes Oldenburg mocked the openness of pop art with his piece Soft Toilet. Three great artists of different kinds of arts are all able to send messages. That’s why they matter to humans. The art connects to people; we can relate, we can learn. Granted, not everyone can relate to having a prophecy from Apollo that they're…

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  • Pop Art Analysis

    During this time, artists such as; Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann, and Robert Indiana broke from the prominent technique of abstract expressionism (Osterwold, 88). These artists drew inspiration from items from popular culture, but each used varying techniques in the items portrayal. Nonetheless, these artists were able to take seemingly mundane objects and human figures and turn them into vehicles of general statement. In order to look at some…

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  • How Did Andy Warhol Influence Pop Art

    (Biography editors, n.d.). At the age of 58, on February 22, 1987 Warhol died of an irregular heartbeat. While Warhol was believed to be a gay man, he sidestepped such comments by stating that he was a virgin his whole life, up to his death (Biography editors, n.d.). Pop art emerged in the mid 1950’s and ended in the early 1970’s (Wolf, n.d.). Originating in Great Britain and moving outward, eventually finding the United States during the late 1950’s (Saylor Academy, n.d.). Even though pop…

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  • Role Of Contrast In Visual Art

    non-toxic art materials, tools, and equipment. VA:Cn11.1.K: Identify a purpose of an artwork. Thematic Overview/Context Technical/Formal Instruction engagement with the theme/foundations of concept demonstrations of technique/integration of vocabulary and concepts Engagement Activities: The following activities are tools which can be used by the teacher to peak student interest and investment in the upcoming unit/lesson surrounding emphasized vocabulary. ● Close Study: Examine a complex…

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  • Organizational Analysis: Museum Of Contemporary Art

    This had allowed a bigger and more appealing way to view the art. In the work by Duncan he explained the purpose of layout and how it works for contemporary art galleries showing how “works given special weight are framed by doorways and are often visible from several rooms away.” (Duncan 35.) MOCA as an example had New York artist from lower east side neighborhood, Claes Oldenburg created a sign of the Pepsi logo of muslin soaked in plaster on frame wire using enamel paints to create his…

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