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Pop Art was a visual art movement that emerged in the 1950s in Britain and the United States (Moffat, 2007). It was one of the biggest art movements of the twentieth century and is characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as television, movies, advertising(Click on the image to watch a video about Pop Art) and comic books (Moffat, 2007). Andy Warhol is considered the “Father of Pop Art”
After a career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his avant-garde Pop Art paintings and screen printings. Warhol used images from tabloids and movie posters to talk about America’s celebrity culture. He used hard-edged shapes of solid color to simplify a photograph. He would mass produce these images for popular culture (Moffat, 2007).To check out Warhol’s museum click on his photo
Pop artists also liked to satirize objects, sometimes enlarging those objects to gigantic proportions. Oldenburg was famous for creating large scale everyday objects (Moffat,2007). Food was a common theme, but so were household objects such as chairs and toilets being made of squishy plasticClick on Oldenburg to visit his website instead of the materials you would normally expect (Moffat, 2007).
Harings bold lines and active figures carry strong messages of vitality and unity. His legacy made an impact on late 20th century art and grants us all a vision for the future. Haring opened the Pop Shop, a retail store in Soho selling T- shirts, toys, posters, b uttons and magnetsClick on Keith Haring to visit his website bearing his images.
Pop Art coincided with the youth and pop music phenomenon of the 1950s and 1960s, frequently appearing in advertisements for musical bands and on record covers, becoming very fashionable. Afterwards Pop Art came in a number of waves, but all its adherents shared some interest in the urban, consumer, modern experience (Moffat, 2007).Click on Roy Lichtenstein to visit his website
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