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POP Art Movement Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid- to late-1950 s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. In Pop Art the subject matter features images from popular culture (e. g. , advertising, cartoons, or commercial art). This was the same culture that inspired artist Andy Warhol to experiment with the technique of silkscreen printing, a very popular technique used for mass production. Famous Pop Art artist, Roy Lichtenstein developed a style that was based on the visual vernacular of masscommunication: the comic strip.
POP Art Movement • Pop Art began in the 1950 s, but became very popular in the 1960 s. It started in the United Kingdom, but became a true art movement in New York City with artists like Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. • By creating paintings or sculptures of mass culture objects and media stars, the Pop art movement aimed to blur the boundaries between "high" art and "low" culture. The concept that there is no hierarchy of culture and that art may borrow from any source has been one of the most influential characteristics of Pop art.
POP Art Movement Some of the popular POP artists : • • • Edward Hopper James Gill Robert Indiana Jasper Johns Roy Lichtenstein Claes Oldenburg Robert Rauschenberg Andy Warhol Tom Wesselmann.
POP Art Movement • Features of POP Art • Predominantly big shapes on bright background. • Colour blocks of 2 D/3 D shapes • What are the Dots in POP Art called? The Ben-Day dots printing process, named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day, Jr. , (son of 19 th Century publisher Benjamin Henry Day) is a technique dating from 1879. Depending on the effect, colour and optical illusion needed, small colored dots are closely spaced, widely spaced or overlapping.
Ordinary Words Made Extraordinary !
Advertising as Art