Easter at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s International Pop Art Exhibit

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][rev_slider_vc alias=”pop_art”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This past Easter I opted to break from the traditional family dinner, the same menu consisting of  ham, pineapple stuffing and potatoe saIad with the side of lasagna that marks our Sicilian heritage. I decided to change things up a bit and spent Easter at thePhiladelphia Museum of Art’s International Pop Art Exhibit. Even though I am not a huge fan of Pop Art, I was intrigued by the international element of the show and the cohesiveness of the presentation.

A SPLASH OF HISTORY

The Pop Art movement began in Britain during the mid-1950s and late 50s in America.  The noted pioneers include Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg from the United States, and Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi from Britain. The 50s and 60s, like most historical periods, were a time of global change in art, industry, politics, and many other areas that affect society.[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Cartographic Art – Not Just the art of making maps

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”1089″ link_type=”no-link”][vc_column_text]Dating back 2000 years, the Phoenicians used cartographic art to record their travels. In the second century AD, an Alexandrian astronomer, Claudius Prolemy used this art form to record studies of the earth and world beyond. Subsequently, he created a well-known masterpiece, Geographia.

Cartography is known as a form of map-making, which became famous during the Post Renaissance period – the time of discovery and exploration – a period of astounding advances in science and technology.

The definition of this art form has changed throughout the years from the United Nations’ definition  – “science” in 1949 to “an art” science in 1973. Today it is defined as neither art nor science. I became intrigued which led my research to a very interesting Belgian artist, Pierre Alechinsky, born October 19, 1927.The piece in this post is one of Pierre’s works. His works can be seen at the MoMa in NYC and some listed on ArtNet.

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