Pop Art Questions
| 1. What does the art movement Pop Art mean?
2. What are the Pop Art ideas?
3. How are they exhibited?
4. The colors used, how are they different from traditional art? 5. Who were the pioneers of the pop art movement?
1. Pop Art appreciates popular culture, or what we also call “material culture.” It does not critique the consequences of materialism and consumerism; it simply recognizes its pervasive presence as a natural fact. Pop art relies on extracting material from its context and isolating it or associating it with other subjects for contemplation. 2. Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal 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. 3. Pop art is exhibited in:
* Recognizable imagery, drawn from popular media and products. * Usually very bright colors.
* Flat imagery influenced by comic books and newspaper photographs. * Images of celebrities or fictional characters in comic books, advertisements and fan magazines. * In sculpture, an innovative use of media.
4. The predominant colors used by Pop Art artists are yellow, red and blue. The colors used were vivid. In contrast to other art movements, pop art’s colors don’t reflect the artists’ inner sensation of the world. Instead, these colors refer to the popular culture. 5. The movement was officially christened by Lawrence Alloway in his article "The Arts and Mass Media," Architectural Record (February 1958). Art history text books tend to claim that Richard Hamilton's Just What Is It that Makes Today's Home So Different and So Appealing? (1956) signaled that Pop Art had arrived on the scene. The collage appeared in This Is Tomorrow at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1956, so we...
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