What is Pop Art

What is pop art?

Pop art is the short version of popular art or in Eduardo Palazzi’s’ opinion Propaganda art. is the most well-known movement in the 20th century. it surfaced in the 50s and the 60s it developed so much. this is a kind of art that is completely far away from the others before it, like expressionism. In this art, artists try to use commonplace objects! It can be anything for showing a diverse response such as cola, lips, newspaper, comic strips, cans, etc.

It’s really popular art for people. it doesn’t show something beyond the imagination it’s also the art of colors. The main pop art themes include irony and satire, optimism, humor, and consumption of postwar society.

pop was birth in the United Kingdom. by an independent group (a group of best painters, sculptors, writers, and critics) after that, American artists followed pop art and become the most famous champions of the movement.

American pop art is mostly iconography. it means they are taken from movies, magazines, comic books, and television (Marilyn Monroe pop arts). they were rejecting both the supremacy of the high art of the past and the pretensions of other arts.

some people believe that Richard Hamilton is the founder of pop art in Great Britain. his awesome collage (what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing) is his first proof.

the others said that the word pop was produced by Palazzi. his collage (I was a rich men’s plaything) had some cutup images of a toy pop gun, a cherry with a slice of cherry pie, a “real gold” logo, etc. so the idea came out of the word pop in puffy white cloud. 

in Richard Hamilton’s idea pop art should be vibrance and unique characteristics and also it should be:

  • able to develop
  • sexy, fun, deceptive, intelligently
  • cheap to create
  • passive
  • exciting
  • popular

Top 5 Famous Pop Arts and their artists.

there are many artists in this art but some of them are more influential and popular. each of them has many different kinds of styles and methods.

Andy Warhol  (Marilyn Diptych)