New Collage…..the Collector Series….the American Collector

Here we have a new collage by me! This work celebrates the collector’s house as sort of a museum, a work of art in itself. This work features three great American Artists of the 1960s, can you name them?

First up on the left we have Frank Stella. Stella is an American painter born in 1932. Stella attended Princeton University. Stella burst upon the international art scene after winning grand prize at the 1967 Tokyo Biennial of Paintings. Stella is perhaps best known for his work with the square or rectangle shape, but Stella had a remarkable grasp of color and also broke out from the basic geometric shapes he started with and developed his own highly dynamic organic shapes.

In the middle we have the King of Comic/ Fine Art Roy Lichtenstein. The artist was born in 1923. Lichtenstein beat Warhol to the comic book style of Pop Art that came to prominence in the early 1960s. Warhol tried comics as well, but Lichtenstein’s comics had a more polished, finished, and refined work and Warhol moved on to his soup cans and brillo boxes!  Lichtenstein attended the Art Student’s League of New York City as a teenager. Lichtenstein would go on to earn a MFA from Ohio State University. Lichtenstein was most famous for his use of Ben Day dots to add color. It was difficult to find an appropriate paper to do this study.

On the right we have my favorite artist of all time, Andy Warhol born in 1923. Here we have a great example of his sculpture work with his brillo boxes. Warhol would make art of grocery store containers and from Warhol Museum of Art we not only the Brillo box, but other examples as well.

I hope to post some more work soon!

This collage measures 12 by 12 inches and is comprised of variety of art and scrapbooking papers.

Have a creative day today!

D

1 Comment »

  1. Great collage and great blog. It’s just what I needed to read as I’m starting a digital collage class based on artists of this generation. Super!


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