James Rosenquist is an American pop artist. The primary characteristic of pop art is the integration of popular culture into fine art, and James Rosenquist’s previous job as a bill-board painter helped influence his paintings. Pop art, in general, uses a lot of bright colors and dynamic, eye-catching shapes and his work was no different. The use of recognizable images and slogans are common, too, and the painting F-111 is a room-sized painting comprised of many images and centered around a plane. In James Rosenquist’s work, there is a trend towards taking these recognizable images and placing them next to each other and overlapping them. This serves to offer these images in new and unusual contexts. Making the comfortably familiar unfamiliar and provocative is a cornerstone of pop art. Using this kind of visual language, James Rosenquist also worked with prints and collages. This further helped with the irreverent use of cultural images. He also worked a lot with color and scale, saying that the method of painting a bill board produced an interesting effect when used on a smaller canvas. Less
James Rosenquist is an American pop artist. The primary characteristic of pop art is the integration of popular culture into fine art, and James Rosenquist’s previous job as a bill-board painter helped influence his paintings. Pop art, in general, More
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