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Artist Evaluation of James Rosenquist

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Artist Evaluation of James Rosenquist James Rosenquist was born in 1933, North Dakota in America. He is an American artist and has movement in Pop-art. He trained at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Minnesota, Art Students of New York. Over the years he has received numerous honours, including "Art in America young talent" in 1963, he has also received a golden plate award. Rosenquist's mother was a painter; this encouraged him to have an artistic interest. From 1957 to 1960 Rosenquist earned his living as a billboard painter, this was the perfect training for an artist about to explore pop art. ...read more.

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The three images overlap one and another. The three pictures make up the image because they are all bold and unique. The shapes link within each other as they are blended and overlapped. The scale of the car has been blown up to focus just on the car wheel. At first your eyes are taken to presidents face as its large and bright with colour, secondly you look at green wheel then after to the cake and the hand because it is the smallest image with the less colour. The colours within the image are blocked and bright which makes them look artificial. ...read more.

Conclusion

The piece makes me happy and makes me think why he has used the different unique images all in one painting; the three images all have a meaning behind them and link with each other. From the artist I have learnt that you can be experimental with images used and there can always be an outcome of the way the pictures are linked. You can be creative and mix any pictures you want, because this would make the painting look unique and would make you think. I will investigate further into the elements of his different paintings because I am interested in the way he uses the different scales and effects. I hope to achieve ideas from the artists and develop more confidence when creating a painting. ...read more.

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