AA5 Pop Art and ICT09 juin 2016
Find the answer to that question: how can one of several pictures convey the idea of uniqueness or series?
Understand that art can reduce personal expression.
After briefly reviewing the historical context, particularly the period of the « Thirty Glorious Years » ( 1945-1973), the pupils discovered some Pop Art works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
They realized that the artists used mechanical printing processes for their productions (Andy Warhol) or copied them (Roy Lichtenstein) .
The students took portraits of their friends (series of photographic portraits). The photos were then printed, and each picture was given back to its owner. The pupils used a mechanical printing process (the school photocopier) to replicate 4 copies of their self-portraits . Finally, the students chose four different colours that they applied to each photo. The repetitive and colourful aspect of every portrait transformed the portrait into a simple repetitive image. The expressions on faces on every image thus changed according to the colours used , which enabled a new approach of reality.