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The Everyday of Yesterday


a look at the history of pop art with a focus on Alex Hays

This article is what it says in the description,  a look at the history of pop art with a focus on Alex Hays’ work. I enjoyed this article (the citation at the bottom of this post).  While not flashy it was informative it took us gently into through the Pop art’s history and how it was affected and its effect on others and a generation. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures in this article and learning about Hays and looking at his work. The author, Nancy Princenthal, did a good job of explaining that Hays’ signature in the 60s was to take ordinary objects and blow them up on canvas. My favorite work shown was Egg on plate with knife, so simple but beautifully rendered.

Princenthal, Nancy. “The Everyday of Yesterday.” Art in America 91, no. 3 (2003): 110. http://0-web.ebscohost.com.sophia.agnesscott.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=ce82aff0-2dd8-4dae-b914-4bc1f7b5ec13%40sessionmgr12&vid=5&hid=13 (accessed October 11, 2012).
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