pop art dress

Whew!! I really pushed it this month didn't I? And you know I thought about what I wanted to do for this month's Dress Up Challenge Pop Art theme all month long. The weeks just go by sooo fast.

Pop Art is not just fun and colorful but it really started to define a very American style of art. Rebellious, irreverent but also innovative and thought provoking. I decided to put together these 3 iconic pieces and see what I can come up with.

Jasper Johns "Numbers In Color" 1958-59

Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Cans" 1962
(32 canvases)

Yves St. Laurent's "Mondrian Dress" 1965

I love the free flowing layered messy feel of the Jasper Johns piece because I tend to like grungy and messy along with color. And I just happened to have a magazine that had a bunch of Campbell's soup ads in it. So I added a little messy paint and colored pencil to scrapbook paper that sort of had a Jasper Johns feel to it.

Then I finally decided to go with the classic silhouette from the St. Laurent dress.

Voila! My "Johns Warhol Mondrian St. Laurent" inspired paper dress!

I really had lots of fun making this one. It's much different from my usual girlie dresses and I like the challenge of trying something new. The hardest part was stopping myself from adding a paper flower or ruffles. Thanks again Angela for another great theme.

You can see more fabulous Pop Art Dresses at Sew Loquacious.


Linda said...

Hi Anna, This is great....Love the combination of all of them. Another great artpiece created by you...

voodoo vixen said...

Now that's the way to go... just mix 'em up! I like the effect of the straight lines with the paint wash.

Pellie / Penny said...

Love your dress. Very clever


Asas à imaginação said...

Fabulous, Anna!!!I loved the union of artists you make!!Very good result!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful effects!

Jaluza Scrap said...

Tua arte é linda!!!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Your dress is wonderful and so much fun, Anna! :) Happy April - hope you have a fantastic weekend! Theresa

Sandy Ang said...

This dress is too cool ! Fabulous take on pop art and on Mondrian.