2016.10.04 POP ART

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising,comic books and mundane cultural objects. One of its aims is to use images of popular culture in art.

This picture is one of the most famous pop artist Andy  Warhol’s art work.AM_Warhol_MOCA.jpgTitle: Campbell’s Soup Cans(or 32 Soup Cans)

Artist: Andy Warhol

Medium:Screen print


Dimensions: 51 x 41 cm per canvas

Q 1.What do you think Andy Warhol was trying to Communicate with his art?

I though pop culture and the art were different. Between them had big gab. So by using the icon of the mass-produced items for the art martial, Andy Warhol try to reduce the gab.

Q 2.Why did he repeat the same image over and over?

He did his artwork at 1960’s. The 1960s were the age of mass-production,so I think he want to show the art form that matches the age of pop culture.

Q 3 . Do you think he celebrates mass-produced goods/commodities?

I think he want to criticize the meaningless mass-produce or to show collaboration with art and mass-produced goods.

Q 4. By producing hundreds of prints, has his art itself become a mass commodity?

I think his work is enough to call art, actually when you see the upper picture the name of the cans are all different. He drew them all. And his art work have a meaning. I think producing a lots of prints is just the way of express his work.


I considering what can be a South Korea;s icon. K-pop, K-drama, food, clothes…ext. Among the many things I think kimchi is the best choose. Nowadays many people know kimchi and most of Korean love and always eat it. So I think kimchi is the icon of the South Korea.


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