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The Wesselman Hall is one of the halls of the Lovian Museum for Modern Art in Newhaven, Kings. The art collection is European and American Pop Art.

Pop Art Edit

Pop art is a visual art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in parallel in the late 1950s in the United States. The coinage of the term Pop Art is often credited to British art critic/curator, Lawrence Alloway in an essay titled The Arts and the Mass Media, although the term he uses is "popular mass culture." Nevertheless, Alloway was one of the leading critics to defend mass culture and Pop Art as a legitimate art form.

Pop art is one of the major art movements of the twentieth century. Characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as advertising and comic books, pop art is widely interpreted as either a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism or an expansion upon them. Pop art, like pop music, aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture. Pop art at times targeted a broad audience, and often claimed to do so. Much of pop art is considered very academic, as the unconventional organizational practices used often make it difficult for some to comprehend. Pop art and minimalism are considered to be the last modern art movements and thus the precursors to postmodern art, or some of the earliest examples of postmodern art themselves.

Collection Edit

Artwork Creator Origin and date More information
Nude women in the sunset Tom Wesselmann American, 2003 Nude women in the sunset
oil on canvas, 124 x 98 cm.
Still life - 20 Tom Wesselmann American, 1962 Still life - 20
collage and paint on wood,
146 x 146 cm.
The flag John Jaspers American, 1954-55 The flag
encaustic, oil and collage on wood,
80 x 120 cm.
The map John Jaspers American, 1961 The map
oil and collage on linnen,
180 x 120 cm.
Drowning girl Roy Lichtenstein American, 1963 Drowning girl
ink on paper, 112 x 112 cm.

Reactions of the visitors Edit

Lichtenstein? That's my kind of art!

Jos Flag of Lovia Hemis



I truely love Japser's "The Map"!

Dimitri



Maybe there should be a Lovian "The flag" too.

Jos Flag of Lovia Hemis



That's a great idea! Lovians of all cities and towns: unite your creative minds and create our own "The flag'! Smile

Dimitri



External links Edit

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Lovian Museum for Modern Art
Collection: Turner Hall (Romanticism) - Courbet Hall (Realism) - Monet Hall (Impressionism) - Brake Hall (Cubism) - Macke Hall (Expressionism) - Wesselman Hall (Pop Art) - Ernst Hall (Surrealism) - Landfield Hall (Color Field)
Exhibitions: Medvedev Hall (J.M.W. Turner) - Noble Hall (René Magritte) - Washington Hall (Henri Matisse)
Other Musea: Capitol Museum Group

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