Discover a new side to the colourful history of Pop Art alongside experts at the world-famous Centre Pompidou.

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Think you know Pop Art? Think again

Pop Art changed the world – influencing fields as diverse as graphic design, philosophy, music, and advertising. But how did Pop Art really begin? And what do we know about its most famous artists?

Explore the life and work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein

Learning alongside top educators and curators from the internationally renowned Centre Pompidou, you’ll examine the roots of a movement that went on to shake modern culture – bringing disposable ‘low’ aesthetics into the realm of ‘high’ art.

You’ll get a panoramic view of Pop Art, from its unexpected origins to the lives of its most famous figureheads, including Warhol and Lichtenstein.

See why Pop Art matters

Using videos to learn – and fun quizzes to test your knowledge – you’ll stimulate your creativity and expand your knowledge of this influential period in art history.

Closely studying two works of Pop Art from the Centre Pompidou’s own extensive collection, you’ll come away able to look at and comment on works of art – and Pop Art itself – in a whole new way.

What topics will you cover?

  • The origins of Pop Art
  • Pop Art as one of the great artistic movements of the 20th century
  • How Pop Art drew inspiration from popular culture, advertising, design and fashion and which in turn fed Pop Culture
  • Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, the emblematic figures of the movement

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop your knowledge on art history
  • Describe a piece of art
  • Discuss art with experts and other learners
  • Experiment your talent by doing Pop Art work
  • Explore the Pop univers
  • Compare British Pop Art and American Pop Art
  • Improve your art acquaintances
  • Identify a work of art or an artist from the pop art movement

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to be open to anyone curious, playful, and eager to learn more about Pop Art.

Who will you learn with?

Jean-Pierre Criqui is a curator in the contemporary collections department of the Musée national d'art moderne and editor-in-chief of the "Cahiers du Musée national d'art moderne" Centre Pompidou.

Who developed the course?

Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou introduces visitors to the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Enter the world of art and creation through videos, documentary resources and various educational activities.

Université Paris Lumières

Université Paris Lumières is an association of universities and higher education institutions.

Université du Québec à Montréal

UQAM is a dynamic, open, creative university with an international outreach.

  • Location

    Montreal, Canada


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