Robin Urton: dimensional paintings on glass


Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art

Jackson Pollock and "Action Painting"


Moon Woman 1942

"Jack the Dripper" in Action



Detail, Autumn Rhythm


Autumn Rhythm, 1950



Other Abstract Expressionists:

de Kooning: "Woman", 1949

Helen Frankenthaler: "Mountains and Sea", 1950


Lee Krasner: "Noon", 1947

Robert Motherwell: "Mural Fragment", 1950


Color Field Painting:

Mark Rothko: "Orange and Yellow", 1956


Robert Rauchenburg



Pop Art

Andy Warhol


100 Soup Cans



Liz Taylor

Mick Jagger

Andy Warhola worked as a fashion illustrator and commercial artist before turning to the fine art scene. His early work included huge enlargements of comic strip pictures that were used in the display windows of large New York department stores. During the 1960s, at a time when popular culture became a dominant force in both society and the arts, Andy Warhol became the guru of Pop Art. Using the most ordinary objects (Coke bottles, Campbell's soup cans) and the most popular personalities of American culture, Warhol gave them heroic scale and turned them into art. What Warhol created was a new kind of still life in a twentieth-century mass-media, popular-culture mode, rather than the illusionary manner of the nineteenth century. Warhol renounced originality, confused the boundaries of mass art and high culture, and continually challenged the conventions of the gallery and museum. He said, "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes."


Roy Lichtenstein

Drowning Girl



Claes Oldenburg

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