Discussion 2: Pop Art and Consumer Culture
•Describe a specific element of Hamilton’s collage, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? that you find particularly intriguing, interesting, offensive, or humorous and explain why.
•After WWII, prosperity in the U.S. generated a consumer culture that dominated the second half of the 20th century. Explain whether you think Hamilton’s collage celebrates or ridicules consumer culture – or whether it conveys something else to you as a viewer.
•Explain whether you think Pop art is an artistic critique of the culture of consumerism – or just a perpetuation of an obsession with material things, especially trendy brands and labels.
•Describe what items you would include if you were to create a 21st century collage similar to Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?
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