Saturday, 17 September 2011

Richard William Hamilton

Richard William Hamilton, 24 February 1922 - 13 September 2011, was a British painter and collage artist.
Hamilton is from Pimlico, London, left school early with no formal qualifications, and started working as an apprentice at an electrical components firm, where he discovered an ability for drawing and began to do painting at evening classes at St Martin's School of Art.
After two years at the Slade School of Art, University College in London, Hamilton began exhibiting his work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) where he also produced posters and leaflets and started teaching at the Central School of Art and Design

His 1956 collage, “Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? is considered to be one of the early works of pop art.
In the 7th page of my sketchbook I did a collage inspired on this image and in Richard William Hamilton's work.
In this image you can see a room with a excellent layout and some surreal choices, for example the moon in the sealing and a lollipop in the hand of a bodybuilde, the naked woman in the right, the stairs in the left, a collage that even with a realistic layout, the pictures selected have no relationship between each others.


Pop art emerged in 1950’s in Britain and is an art movement of the twentieth century characterized by bold and innovator themes and techniques drawn from popular culture and began more as comic books, cultural objects and advertising like, for example, this Coca-Cola poster in the left.

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