Monthly Archives: July 2012

British Pop Art.

Obviously you would be surprised but pop art originated initially in England not in in the USA as it is believed. And actually its ideological guru and father wasn’t Andy Warhol. It sounds pretty strange really but it is true. For me pop art and Andy Warhol as well as studio 54 and the Factory are inseparable terms. And I got acquainted with the world of pop art through the works of Andy Warhol. But the story is a little bit different. Thus movements of so called pop art appeared for the first time in England in the very beginning of the 1950s. This art movement and its principles became popular among artists who were members of the Independent Group that was established in 1952 in London. English artists were inspired by the art and artistic statements of Marcel Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters. Marcel Duchamp was a remarkable artist indeed who made the whole world change attitude to ordinary things and events. Thus once he exhibited his famous a urinal named Fountain. By the way this piece of art was chosen and admitted as “the most influential artwork of the 20th century”. I’m not a big fan of art of readymades but nevertheless his impact is invaluable. Thus Marcel Duchamp brought into a mainstream art of mundanity and daily routine. The same did pop artists in Great Britain and in the USA as well. And in this case it is just impossible to ignore Andy Warhol and one of his favorite American objects of daily life that is Campbell’s Soup. As for Kurt Schwitters then he was famous for his collages also known as Merz Pictures and they were exactly the objects that inspired pop artists in England as well in the USA.

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Best Teenager Books by Laurie Halse Anderson

The most part of the adolescents is extremely difficult to understand. Their behavior generally seems to lack logic. Teens and young adults tend to make impulsive and spontaneous decisions and act according to their feelings more often than to to their sense. Ruled by emotions some adolescents may have difficulties in building and supporting normal relationship with their peers. Studying a psychology of a teenager will help his or her parents to develop positive relationship with their child without the misunderstanding which inevitably leads to the regular conflicts. Reading some fiction books sometimes can clear the situation up better than complicated articles explaining the peculiarities of the teenagers’ behavior. The following novels will reveal the implicit problems the students of a high school face quite often, but are likely to hide.

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Man’s whims

The flow of time puts everything on its place. It had been decided long before the current age that men are strong and defending. They solve problems and take all the responsibilities for their families. But nevertheless, being so self-confident and stable, men, as any other human-beings, have the right for their own whims. So, let’s see what we have on the list of typical man’s follies;)

Tasty food. This is considered to be the main whim of our strong and brave. No matter what they say – they all love tasty food. The best woman for them is the one who can cook some interesting dishes and feed his appetite) But note, there’s no man who adores diet stuff. So, all those “green” salads and meat substitutes are not for them. All the food must be rich and nourishing.

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