Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton was born in 1922 in London, he started evening classes in the St Martins School of Art Hamilton while working as an apprentice in a electrical component company, after leaving education previously with no formal education. Hamilton is considered pivotal in the birth and popularisation of the Pop art movement, especially within the UK. Generally, Hamilton uses the medium of collage to portray his ideas and his work is, to summarise, carefully considered, inventive and contains a strong message or messages, which has led to it being hugely influential to artists over the last half a century.

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Shown above is Richard Hamilton’s more well known works called ‘Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?’, it is widely acknowledged as the piece that kickstarted the art of British pop art.

Luke Roberts Art

Fleetwood Mac Tusk- Album cover (Object I find aesthetically appealing)

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I have never found collages massively appealing to make or to even look at, however these really appeal to me, they are included on the inner sleeves of the 1979 Fleetwood Mac tusk album and are a mixture of seemingly random images and relevant photos and text. These have been arranged to create a beautiful and surreal collage that has a particular atmosphere of mystery, as well as this, somehow it manages to be quintessentially seventies. It appears that the collages have been photocopied straight from an artist’s sketchbook, from the way pages are visible underneath and the fussy attention to detail and messiness which is commonplace in a sketchbook.

The rest of the album cover is very minimalist which is in stark contrast to these inner sleeves, i feel that this helps to give them context and make them even more effective as art works.