20th Century Art Movements

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20 th Century Art Movements Jennifer O’Neal HUM 205 Tina LePage Axia College of University of Phoenix October 7, 2011
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Two art movements of the 20 th century are Pop Art (popular art) and Cubism. Cubism is a form of art in which the objects are view in their most reduced geometric form, particularly as the name implies, cubes. Pop Art, on the other hand, is most everyday objects of the 1950’s and 1960’s packaged together. Pop Art was quasi photographic paintings of everyday objects, such as found in the media or advertisements, and people, such as Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol’s painting of Monroe is an example of pop art. The most famous Marilyn Monroe art creation is A Shot of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. Warhol’s masterpiece, as seen above, comes in two halves like a Greek Diptych. By doing this Warhol actually makes her a Maria, a religious icon. He portrays her as the saint of his time (the 1960s) and as a saint she naturally deserves a diptych. She is the new-age Madonna. St Mary is always represented as a whole,
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