Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jasper Johns, "Three Flags"

This is Three Flags by Jasper Johns painted in 1958. It is encaustic on canvas and can be seen in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. It has been said that this was the transition into Pop Art. There is more depth to this picture than just a flag. Johns served for two years in the Korean War and believe he was trying to paint something that people would notice rather than an ordinary flag.  I consider myself to be patriotic so when I was looking up art work Johns flag struck my eye. 

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