Evolution Of Pop Art

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When we look back at the history of art, we can see the expression of a plethora of subjects such as the human condition and many other themes of the same nature. As time progresses, this form of human expression will be regarded as a highly valuable facet in our lives, as it also marked important times in our history. But what is it that makes the works of artists valuable? Is it because of its inimitability? Or is it because it makes us deeply contemplative and philosophical? Or perhaps it was deemed important by prestigious academies and wealthy individuals. All these possibilities lead people to argue that these ideals could lead to art being highly elitist and inaccessible to the masses, which in many cases, it was. At some point in history,…show more content…
It played a huge part in the evolution of many of the facets of that decade, so much so that the Consumer Products and the big corporate brands that the people saw in every news and entertainment outlet shaped the culture of the 1950s. Celebrities also played a huge part in during the era of pop art as some of them, such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, till this day, are depicted in the iconic multicolored photos style.

Consumer culture and the obsession with celebrities were used as context for pop art. The reason behind highlighting the sensationalism of the mainstream media and the mass production of products was to either to critique the idea, or to reveal the irony behind it all. And since the elements of art were questioned, many began to say that as long as what the artist was intending to be art, then it was. This opened doors to the conflation of pop art with different types of artistic practices such as filmmaking, brand designing, performance, and comic book illustrations. They were very eminent and were deemed as artistic, interesting and sophisticated as “high art pursuits, such as painting and
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One of the first artists that began to democratize both the creation and consumption of art was Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg was born in 1925 on the state of Texas. None of his family members were fond of or interested in art, but Rauschenberg slowly developed his interests on it after time. He was admitted to the University of Texas, and was drafted in the navy in 1943. When he was discharged from the navy two years later, he went on to study in the Academy of Julian. At that place, he met another aspiring artist named Susan Weil. She helped play a role in Rauschenberg’s artistic path. Because He was inspired and connected to her so well, that when she moved to another art school, named Black Mountain college, He followed

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