Richard Hamilton was born on this day in 1922.

A pioneer of Pop Art, the British artist used collage to critique consumer culture and mass media. A prime example of this is Interior, which incorporates advertisements from mass-circulation magazines.

View other work of Hamilton’s in the #MoMACollection at mo.ma/richardhamilton.

[Richard Hamilton. Interior. 1964. Screenprint. Dorothy Braude Edinburg Fund. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London]

The Signs as Art Periods
  • ARIES: RENAISSANCE - a new beginning, humanism
  • TAURUS: POP ART - removed from context, 'banal', unexpected reality
  • GEMINI: IMPRESSIONISM - the unusual, movement, critical
  • CANCER: ROMANTICISM - intense emotion, beauty of nature
  • LEO: BAROQUE - tension, drama, greatness
  • VIRGO: CUBISM - detailed, analysed, fusing the past and present
  • LIBRA: SYMBOLISM - indirect, aesthetic, thought-through
  • SCORPIO: EXPRESSIONISM - exaggerated emotions, expressing the meaning
  • SAGITTARIUS: POST-IMPRESSIONISM - light, colour, expressive
  • CAPRICORN: REALISM - truth and accuracy, showing the unpleasant aspect of life, deep emotions
  • AQUARIUS: FUTURISM - speed, technology, youth, provocation
  • PISCES: SURREALISM - fusing dreams and reality, unpredictable, illogical
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Famed Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, who for almost 90 years has expressed her preoccupation with polka dots via art and art installations, which explore pattern, prints and perspective.

Since 1977, Kusama has voluntarily lived in a mental hospital, feeling it offers her safe haven. Her art studio is across the street, and she returns to the hospital each evening.

“If it were not for art, I would have killed myself a long time ago.”