• Pop art is characterized by themes and
techniques drawn from popular mass culture,
such as advertising, comic books and mundane
cultural objects, pop art is widely interpreted as a
reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract
expressionism, as well as an expansion upon
• Pop art, aimed to employ images of popular as
opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the
banal or kitschy elements of any given culture,
most often through the use of irony. It is also
associated with the artists' use of mechanical
means of reproduction or rendering techniques.
Andy Warhol was a pioneer of the Pop Art movement
and one of the most influential, creative artists of the
20th century. Warhol (1923 – 1987) is most known for
his multiple images of Campbell’s Soup cans, Coke
bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, which exalted the
beauty within ordinary objects and familiar images.
Working out of a studio called The Factory, he invented
the silkscreening process which enabled him to mass
produce a single image in his signature style. Warhol
was also a talented filmmaker, music producer,
commercial illustrator, author and magazine publisher.