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  1. Pop Art: Though Jasper Johns By McCall Blake

  2. What is pop art? • Pop art is more of an attitude than a style. • They made you look at the subject matter in a way you never thought of looking at them before.

  3. Early Years • Born in Augusta Georgia, 1930 • Attended the University of South Carolina • Moved to New York • Destroyed work

  4. Famous Paintings • Green Target • Noticed by Leo Castelli, 1957 • From then on his work was looked for and admired

  5. Famous Paintings • Number’s in Color • Uses complementary colors • Came out when Johns was 20 • “Johns’ use of color and subject matter keeps your eye constantly moving over the surface with no place to focus or rest.” -- Gerald F. Brommer

  6. Famous Paintings • False Start, 1955 • White Flag, 1955 • Seasons, 1986

  7. Brommer F. Gerald Discovering Art History Worcester, Massachusetts Davis Publishing Inc. 1997 Libby M. Wendy Using Art to Make Art Albany, New York Thomson Learning 2000 “Pop Art” Encyclopedia of Artists 2000 “Jasper Johns” American Masters http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/johs_j.html 4/5/05 Bibliography