Pop Culture Art: How Well Do You Know it? March 24 2017, 0 Comments
Before any questions pop to mind, the word POP--with the aid of a dictionary--is an art in which common objects are used or shown. This may be road signs, celebrity images, soup cans, hamburgers, comic strips, and the list
For some, Pop
How did the Pop Art pop to existence?
In 1954, the word POP was first coined by the British art critic Lawrence Alloway and made its way to the United States during the 1960s. It depicts a new type of art that was inspired by the imagery of pop culture, or the entirety of ideas, perspectives, images, attitudes and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture.
The group who led and explored more about Pop art
Lawrence Alloway, together with the artists Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton, was among the founding members of the Independent Group. The group--a collective of artists, writers, and architects--explored radical approaches to contemporary visual culture, and eventually became the forerunners to British Pop art.
Who is Pop art for?
Pop art also coincided with the youth and pop-music phenomenon of 1950s and 60s, and became very much a part of the image of a fashionable and hip London “swinging.” During the postwar consumer boom, Pop Art was the visual artistic movement that
Put simply, it is the art of the popular culture.
The Ultimate Catalogue of Pop art Imagery in 1956
The ultimate catalogue of pop art imagery is the collage of Richard Hamilton Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different; So Appealing?
The collage heralded a widening of our understanding of what culture is, and was able to inspire a new generation of young British artists.
Pop Art personified
Pop art can also be personified, all thanks to Andy Warhol. One of his great works is the Marilyn
“Pop is everything art
hasn’t beenfor the last two decades. It’s basically a U-turn back to a representational visual communication, moving at a break-awayspeed… Pop is a re-enlistment in the world… It is the American Dream, optimistic, generous and naïve.” -Jim Dine
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