Style highlights:
-    bright, rainbow colours,
-    expressive forms,
-    using mainly plastic,
-    using repetitions in art,
-    using well-known personalities, consumer products in works of art,
-    comics inspiration.

pop art

The term Pop Art was for the first time used by Lawrence Alloway in 1958 in the magazine “Architectural Digest “. He was describing this art as the celebration of post-war consumerism, materialism, drawing on inspiration from pop culture, medias, advertising, comics and even  from consumer products such as e.g. soup cans, road signs.  Besides as the name Pop art suggests it was also drawing its inspiration from the culture of music – pop. The main topic of paintings were well-known celebrities with the legendary example of Marilyn Monroe. Pop art was in some extent a satire, because artists were persuading the museums to invest large sums of money in the paintings of mundane themes made with acrylic paints on plywood, which quickly was becoming ruined.

50′s in the XX century are years of optimism after the II World War and the consumer boom. The first exhibition, which paid attention to the latest trend in the art was called “the parallels between the art and life”, organized by Eduardo Paolozzi in 1953 at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The idea of designing pop art products was to reach a wide audience, the masses rather than the elite. The art was supposed to be simple in interpretation, and images had to bluntly show their meanings.

Pop Art brought to popular culture, items being used everyday, often banal and kitschy. They were presented with irony opposed to the culture for elites. Artists were creating art from simple, everyday objects, which were often made with plastics and polymers emphasizing their kitsch.

Pop-art artists were experimenting with new materials, techniques, such as the use of acrylic, collage on canvas by using materials not related to the painting, screen printing. They removed the material out of context, isolated object and bonded it with other. They were also playing with size. Ordinary objects were being scaled to the huge sizes. Items were often copied like through carbon paper, applying different, vivid colours.

In the United States, Pop Art proceeded differently than in Europe, in The Great Britain. American pop art was anonymous, aggressive, and caused the impression that the arts of work were made by a machine. Whereas in Britain, where the mass production was not in such a wide extent, pop art was more subjective, less brash and more romantic. But those two countries had in common the goal of reaching as wide audience as it was possible.

Although critics often characterized Pop Art, describe this art as vulgar, sensational, or as a joke, but many supporter of this art described it as democratic and non-discriminatory art, which combined both the connoisseurs and unqualified spectators.

Richard Hamilton, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol.

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19 July 2015 14:47

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