Pop Art By:De'JaH moton

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States.

Pop art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion of those ideas.

The purpose was to challenge tradition and assumed that the visual elements of the mass-media from the popular culture can be considered fine art.

Acquiring consumer goods, responding to clever advertisements and building more effective forms of mass communication back then movies, television, newspapers and magazines galvanized energy among young people born during the Post-World War II generation. Rebelling against the esoteric vocabulary of abstract art, they wanted to express their optimism after so much hardship and privation in a youthful visual language. Pop Art celebrated the United Generation of Shopping.

Andy Warhol, jasper johns, Roy litchtenstien, and, Claes Oldenburg


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 in media

Pop art was given its name because it made use of popular themes and objects.

I chose this movement because it stood out to me. I like the "pop" of color, and that it's never boring.


Created with images by Ruth and Dave - "Pop art" • Michel Curi - "Pop Celf" • dimitrisvetsikas1969 - "graffiti man umbrella" • sarahcstanley - "Warhol" • CarbonNYC [in SF!] - "Gala" • Artondra Hall - "Downtown Baltimore" • pedrosimoes7 - "Campbell's soup (1965) - Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)" • allenran 917 - "popbread" • Luiz Fernando Reis MMF - "Marilyn Monroe cor 194" • 7sigma - "As Mil Faces de Che" • bettyx1138 - "snap crackle n pop in the days b4 prozac" • garlandcannon - "Biscuits" • CarbonNYC [in SF!] - "Gala" • pumpkincat210 - "funky retro star girls" • familymwr - "Photographers expand horizons in 2010 Army Digital Photography Contest 110311" • davis.jacque - "Happy Valentine's Day to my very Excellent Husband!" • oatsy40 - "The Moon" • Pinti 1 - "Chicken Pop"

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