Tag: Pop Art

Display Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud

Display Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud

Today’s discussion of Wayne Thiebaud’s 1963 Pop Art masterpiece Display Cakes includes:

  • The precarious balance on display in Display Cakes.
  • Why Display Cakes is better than actual cake.
  • Frequently Asked Questions, like “Why did Wayne Thiebaud paint Display Cakes?”

M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture) by Roy Lichtenstein

M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture) by Roy Lichtenstein

Learn more about the painting M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture):

  • Lichtenstein’s use of newspaper comics-style technique.
  • Representation and commentary in Pop Art.
  • Frequently Asked Questions like, “What is M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture) worth?”

A Bigger Splash by David Hockney – 1967

A Bigger Splash by David Hockney – 1967

When looking at A Bigger Splash today, we have art history to serve the story for us. Hockney sparked the Pop Art movement then dove in a new direction soon after. This 1967 painting represents his more naturalistic move. Swimming pools and California skies look through his lens into a deeper artistry.