Pop Art Movement

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The Pop Art Movement was one of the biggest visual art movements of the 20th century. Therefore it is extremely significant. Pop Art is simply an abbreviation for popular art work. Numerous artists such as such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg started this phenomenal movement form the 1950’s and onwards. It came at a time after a two decade period where abstract art was extremely popular. Pop Art is the movement in art when artists began to create art with the subject of things that are the iconic in nature such as famous people, advertising, and movies (things that were popular at the time.) In London, in 1952, a group of artists calling themselves the Independent Group began meeting regularly to discuss topics such as mass culture's place in fine art. This was the beginning of a huge movement in art history. By 1960 the artists mentioned above emerged. It was a fun, new, exciting way of art which was extremely “popular”. 2/ Pop art was the art of pop culture. The pop art culture is the culture of popular music, popular movies, TV, comic books and advertisement popular art and even popular books. Pop culture is the culture that modern day people live in, it is what is popular at the current time. People like to keep up with the latest trends and pop art was the latest fashion during the time of the 1960’s, people would love to buy and examine the newest pop art paintings. Pop art is influenced by mass culture. 3/ The three artists I have selected are Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns. Andy Warhol mainly worked with advertising, comics, newspapers, TV and the movies. His first art gallery opened in 1962 when the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles showed his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans, 1961-62 (read further below to examin this art work). His best art work was made during 62-68 when he was almost murdered and shot. He never fully recovered from this incident. He once said "When you think about it, department stores are...
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