Pop Art

Pop art is an Artistic style that was a reaction against the non-figurative and seemingly subjective character of abstract expressionism strives for objectivity embodied by an imagery of objects. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects as well as an expansion upon them and due to its utilization of found objects and images it is similar to Dada.

It is in my opinion yet another form of art that borrow from Dada because like Dada is goes against the conventional way of looking at Art and life in general. When we take a look at some the most famous Pop Art pieces, we can also see that most of them use the collage method of generating different ideas and combining them together to form one interesting final product.

Important figures of the Pop Art era include people like Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.

The origins of pop art in North America and Great Britain developed differently.In the United States, it marked a return to hard-edged composition and representational art as a response by artists using impersonal, mundane reality, irony and parody to defuse the personal symbolism and “painterly looseness” of Abstract Expressionism. By contrast, the origin in post-War Britain, while employing irony and parody, was more academic with a focus on the dynamic and paradoxical imagery of American popular culture as powerful, manipulative symbolic devices that were affecting whole patterns of life, while improving prosperity of a society.


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