Pop Art and Impressionism Meet At Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Monet's Garden Goes Pop Exhibit

Florida’s Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are featuring their latest immersive exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop!” at their Downtown Sarasota, FL campus from February 13 through June 27, 2021. In addition to sharing some of the Pop Artist’s interpretations of the French impressionists works, the grounds have been turned into a living homage to them both. (more…)

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15 Examples of Thanksgiving In Modern and Contemporary Art

As an art-focused creative blog, we’ve given you Thanksgiving posts about Art inspired by wishbones, 37 parodies of Rockwell’s Thanksgiving Dinner, Art made from turkey feathers, how Artists would plate Thanksgiving dinners, great vintage Thanksgiving photos by 25 preeminent photographers and Vintage Hollywood Thanksgiving Pin-Ups. About the only thing Thanksgiving related art we have not shared are the depictions of the holiday in contemporary and modern art. (more…)

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David Barsalou Uncovers The Original Comics Roy Lichtenstein Appropriated For His Art

Did you know that artist Roy Lichtenstein, world-renowned for his tongue-in-cheek Ben-Day dotted paintings, was one of the art world’s biggest copycats? Albeit several artists work is inspired by other artworks, Lichtenstein’s ‘comic strip’ art was predominantly taken directly, including much of the text, from the work of several popular and prolific comic book artists such as Arthur Peddy, Tony Abruzzo, Ted Galindo, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Mike Sekowsky and Jim Pike. None of whom he ever credited.

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein is an exhaustive, three decade long project by Art Historian David Barsalou in which he has located the original source material for much of the famous Pop Artist’s work. (more…)

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