Pop Art

Pop art-What exactly is it?

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Pop art was a massive art movement that emerged in the 1950’s. This style of art is characterized by popular culture, mass media, and imagery of consumerism.

 

Why Pop art?

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The purpose of pop art was to rebel against art like abstract expressionism, where the artwork doesn’t have a subject. Pop artists use ordinary objects and very recognizable elements in the media, and make people look at these elements in a whole new way.

 

Famous pop art artists

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The works of the artists below are what people generally associate with pop art. Pieces such as Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans and Roy Lichtenstein’s drowning girl really shape what people think of pop art today.

 

Andy Warhol

Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

Marilyn Diptych Close Up

Eight Elvises (1963) - Andy Warhol

Roy Lichtenstein

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James Rosenquist

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Claes Oldenburg

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Tell me in the comment section wich pop artist you admire, and let me know if you have a favorite art genre you want to see on Food For Thought.

 

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