PopArt Composition

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  • PopArt, Technology, and Consumerism
    Judy H
    Judy H Posted on 2014-12-05 00:24:29 -0500.

    I think your chose of subject was very clever and definitely captures the idea of Technology and Consumerism. Like Ariel, I also wonder why you chose to display your images in a line rather than a grid. Also, I feel like if the outlines of the Apple logo were softer and not as crisp, it would give it more of that quality of being illustrated or "stamped" over and over again like Warhol's pieces.

  • PopArt Composition
    Judy H
    Judy H Posted on 2014-12-05 00:20:34 -0500.

    I think you did a really great job of recreating Warhol's style and I really appreciate the subject you chose and I think it definitely captures that sense of consumerism. With that being said, I definitely agree with Laura's comment about how it might have been more successful if you had focused on one particular image and repeated that instead - not only is it more consistent to Warhol's style but I think seeing a person on the phone repeated multiple times over would leave me feeling overwhelmed and to think "Wow, seriously everyone is always on their phones and we all as so attached to our phones

  • Princess Diana
    Christina Reimond
    Christina Reimond Posted on 2014-12-04 10:44:04 -0500.

    I really like how you imitated Warhol's work portraying Marilyn Monroe by portraying Princess Diana in a similar way! Your composition really uses color and design well to comment on Princess Diana and her life. I do also think that more variation in the colored portion may have been a good thing, since variation is visible in the black and white portion, and this may increase the sense of balance.

  • PopArt Composition
    Raisa Chowdhury
    Raisa Chowdhury Posted on 2014-12-04 09:26:12 -0500.

    I think that this piece is great. You did a really good job conveying your message through your piece and I think that it made sense to me even before I read your explanation. But I agree with Laura that you may have used too many colors. I like how you used that turquoise color a lot, but you didn't bring it into every picture. Maybe if you reduced the number of colors and got a single color that appeared in all 9 pictures, it would be stronger.

  • PopArt, Technology, and Consumerism
    Ariel Tian
    Ariel Tian Posted on 2014-12-04 09:17:38 -0500.

    Very clever idea! I like that your put a modern spin on Warhol's ideas. I was wondering why you chose to put the logos in a line instead of in a grid. Was that a conscious choice?

  • Princess Diana
    Brian Lai
    Brian Lai Posted on 2014-12-04 09:14:47 -0500.

    I think this is a good example of Warhol. Originally when I saw the composition, I thought that the left side was something that Warhol made, and you were comparing to your original composition on the left.

    I think what I would have liked to see is a little more variation in the colored portion of the composition. Although there are some blocks that have distinctions, the majority of them feel almost too similar to me. Though I also understand that it is much more difficult to introduce these differences in a natural way without using the actual silk screening process that isn't completely perfect.

  • PopArt Comp
    Anna Tan
    Anna Tan Posted on 2014-12-04 09:11:36 -0500.

    I really like how you connect your artistic choice in this composition with the meaning of and the feeling towards the White House. I think one weakness in your composition is that it is difficult for me to tell initially that it is the White House. Warhol's gun paintings are very clear about their subject. Instead of using lines only, maybe try using more shapes that make the subject clearer.

  • PopArt Composition
    Laura Lodewyk
    Laura Lodewyk Posted on 2014-12-04 09:11:09 -0500.

    I liked that you considered the process Andy Warhol used and then decided that you should also create your own factory process for your images. I think that created a sense of unity among the variety of pictures. I think maybe the reason that your piece didn't quite achieve the impact you wanted was because it was too diverse. I felt like the combination of different pictures with different colors was overwhelming maybe if you just changed the colors on one picture, that would help achieve more impact.

  • Frozen Pop Art
    Ariel Tian
    Ariel Tian Posted on 2014-12-04 09:09:33 -0500.

    I thought you did a great job drawing the faces! One comment I have is that Warhol liked to use lots of bright and sometimes discordant colors in his pieces. Even if the Campbell soul one, the label is a bright red. If you would like, I think it would be a good idea to make this piece more colorful (ex. making the background an icy blue color).

  • Coca-Cola
    Christina Reimond
    Christina Reimond Posted on 2014-12-04 09:06:58 -0500.

    I really like the idea with which you approached this assignment, and how it comments on consumerism in a way that was relevant both in Warhol's time, and now. I do agree that it would have been great to get cleaner lines the way Warhol did when he first designed this-- perhaps trying to use shapes more would help?

  • Modern Warhol
    Jacob Slone
    Jacob Slone Posted on 2014-12-04 09:03:14 -0500.

    I like the idea, but I agree I think it would have worked better if the icons were detached from the context if the iPhone. The rest of the iPhone interface distracts from the icons themselves.