Andy Warhol - Repetition, Emphasis, Contrast
The students learned about Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement. Pop Art was An art movement and style that had its origins in England in the 1950s and made its way to the United States during the 1960s. Pop artists have focused attention upon familiar images of the popular culture such as billboards, comic strips, magazine advertisement, and supermarket products.
The students looked at several of Andy Warhol’s prints of Marilyn Monroe and studied how the color changes effected each print. In the 1960s, Andy Warhol created several “mass-produced” images from photographs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Jackie Onassis.
The children then had their chance to shine for the camera and strike their best pose. Using the photocopier as our printing press, the children changed the features, colors, backgrounds, of their photos to create their own “mass-produced” Pop Art.