Jasper Johns "Flags"


Jasper Johns was an American painter, who has used already existing objects and shapes in making his works. Some of those were letters, numbers, maps and, of course, flags.

He has used an American flag to make his well-known artwork "Three Flags" in 1958. Jasper Johns has simplified and changed the actual shape of the object to make a repeating pattern. The main theme about his artwork is to show that it is not connected with his personality, but it is just about the whole world overall. By changing the pattern and the shape of an object, artist wanted to represent his feelings and emotions about it and show how to change a form, without changing the item completely.

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