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Pop Culture and Art

Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg were a lot in a lot of different ways but what stands out is their use of everyday objects. They took things that we may not think are so artistic and turned them into masterpieces that can viewed throughout the world. Their subjects were a reflection of their era because they took things that regular people were using in their everyday lives and bringing them to life on canvases. America was coming out of the Great Depression and they needed something fresh to look at opposed to all the depressing struggle art they were getting used to. So by these two taking everyday objects and turning them into works of art, things that people could relate to. If I was creating my own art work from my daily activities the imagery I would use is life in the office since that is where I am most of the time. I would draw attention to computers and notebooks and all things that represent the office. Even the small things like keyboards, and mouse pads, notebooks, and paper clips. My life consists of a normal 9 to 5 in the office as an insurance agent I sit at a desk all day trying to figure out what’s the best option for people to protect themselves. I haven’t seen any art that draws attention to the office and it’s not that I really looked into it either but if I were the artist that is what I would want my audience to view.

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