Pop art: what else should you know about this famous pop art movement?

Pop art in a nutshell

Pop art is an artistic movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Great Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. This art form challenged traditions in the field of art by asserting that the use of mass-produced visual elements from popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of fine art. The concept of Pop art refers more in the attitude given to the work than by the work itself. It is differentiated by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as advertising, comics and worldly cultural objects. Pop art and minimalism are considered the last modern artistic movements and the precursors of post-modern art.

What characterizes pop art?

What characterizes this artistic movement lies in the principle, which the American artists will highlight, the influence that advertising, magazines, comics and television can have on consumer decisions. Then the movement spread and touched other areas such as fashion, architecture, drawing, etc. The processes used by artists are often new products such as acrylic, screen printing, etc. The colors are often bright and out of step with reality. Besides, it's hard to talk about pop art without talking about Andy Warhol. This artist is considered an avant-garde and one of the fathers of pop art. He appropriates everyday objects such as a glass bottle or a can of soup to create works of art.

Artists who have marked pop art

Since the advent of this artistic movement, several artists have contributed to making pop art what it is today such as Valerio Adami, John Alcorn, Allan D'Arcangelo, Evelyne Axell, Peter Blake, Mr Brainwash, Jim Dine, Vic Gentils, James Gill, Richard, Hamilton, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Allen Jones, Edward Kienholz, Ronald B. Kitaj, Konrad, Klapheck, Peter Klasen, Roy Lichtenstein, Pol Mara, Jacques Monory, Eduardo , Paolozzi and many others.