Andy Warhol: An Analysis Of The Pop Art Movement

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It is an art movement that started in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. It was a time that was optimism and post war economic had a huge consumer boom. New products are hitting the shelves, advertising and magazine told people what to buy and made them want to buy it. Movie stars fill the movie screen, giving rise to the celebrity culture and the youth fought for freedom. Many people were unable to voice opinions and feelings, the passion of the post war era was reflected through art. This new art of the time became very different and unfamiliar than anything we seen before.With all this going on, Pop Art was born. The term Pop Art referred to the interest of a number of artists in the images of mass media, advertising, comics and consumer products.The Pop art movement is defined by themes and techniques drawn from the popular mass culture. This art movement is considered a reaction to the ideas of abstract expressionism. Pop Art employed images of popular culture in art, emphasizing clichéd elements of any culture, usually…show more content…
Cause pop art is actually referencing the things people at that time were mostly focusing in and it some sort related to them. As what Andy Warhol put it:” Everything is Art.” Roy Lichtenstein’s critics said he was a plagiarist, not an artist. For example ,one of his artwork “Whaam!”. The original artist was the American comic-book illustrator Irv Novick. Lichtenstein transformed Novicik drawings, he simplify and unify the images. Making it more evenly balanced, producing a satisfying and well-structured visual. Then, of course, there is the question of scale. Lichtenstein took something tiny and blew up the size to more than 2m (6.5 ft) wide and 1.7m (5.5 ft)

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