Pop Art was an art
movement in the
late 1950s and 1960s
everyday life and
Pop artists blurred
the line between fine
art and commercial
The Pop artists moved away
from Abstract Expressionism
which was the “in” style of
art in the 50s.
The Abstract Expressionist
evoked emotions, feelings
and ideas through formal
elements such as:
Pop Artists used common images from everyday culture as
their sources including:
• Consumer goods
• Comic strips
Pop Artists used bold, flat colors and hard edge
compositions adopted from commercial designs like
those found in:
Pop Artists reflected 60’s culture by using new
materials in their artworks in
• Fluorescent and
Andy Warhol was one of the most famous Pop
Artists. Part of his artistic practice was using new
technologies and new ways of making art including:
Warhol appropriated (used without permission)
images from magazines, newspapers, and press
photos of the most popular people of his time.
Another famous pop artist is Roy Lichtenstein
He liked to
from comic books.
When you look closely at Lichtenstein’s works you
can see tiny dots. . .Just like in comics!
Lichtenstein also used the
“sound” captions from comic
books to create dynamic art.
Keith Haring met Andy Warhol in 1984 following his
second exhibition in New York at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery.
Keith Haring and Andy Warhol quickly discovered a mutual
admiration for Walt Disney.
Now it’s your turn. You’re going to create your own POP