AA5 The Comic Pop Art in Tri Postal- Lille04 févr. 2016
We went to Lille with Collège Boris Vian, Lycée Jean Bart and two polish and two spanish penfriends. On the afternoon we went to see an exhibition about the pop art. The title was "Renaissance" and "You must change your life".
We were really interested in, we saw a lot of very beautiful paintings and sculptures.
Artists showed their work in a very original style.
Some works were really modern .
The ones we remember the most are:
- "Biting the apple" Grégory Guillemin :
There is a serie of differents paintings, like Yoda who is smelling Chanel perfum, Catwoman is eating her nails...
The artist wanted to show the superheroes in their real life and wanted to show the banality of everyday life from the funny side.
G.Guillemin painted as Lichtenstein with the technique of "the tram"= when you are far from the painting you are seeing a normal skin but when you come closer you see that there is little point of natural color skin.
This technique was used in the first comics .
- "The Thing" Gille Barbier :
t is a sculputure. It is representating TheThing like if he was in a old people house. He is old and stay a lot of time in the sofa,so,some plants start to grow up on his body.
-" Bubble head":
I tried to find the real name but I couldn't find on the internet and the artist too. But the guide learn something interessant about this work.
Usually "bubble head" represent famous people or pets with a very little body and a giant head. But here, the artist represented a normal people like you and I.
-"The egg": We can think that is an egg or a potatoe but if you get explications from the guide you will know that it is a coffin! The cycle of our life is to born and then to die, but here you born in this egg and when you die your body is coming back to this egg and you born again ! Again and again!
There are superheroes, but not basics ones, the flemish ones! On these pictures we don't really know if there are paintings or photography.
This kind of paintings are call "flemish paintings" .
Actually they are photographies of looklike of the real actor. So looklikes were disguised like real actors and they are wearing the same clothes but with the royal style.
ogrotte Stellaire" Julien Salaud: It is an installation of nails with white cotton. We see the white color in a black room because there is an ultraviolet light.
The artist want that we ask about our place in the humanity. So he represented animals who are taller than us.
We've learnt some things about general art or life:
-Andy warhol is the "dad" of pop art.
- Sometimes in museum you see a work and you ask yourself "umm it is a table, it's not a work!?" and the answer is yes: it is called the "ready made" and artists use some things and it become a work.