Examples Of Pop Art

917 Words4 Pages
Pop Art and Reality

What is the first word when you talk about 'Pop Art '? There might be popular, familiar, consumable, cheap, funny and outstanding or etc. Contrary to other art trends ' things, we feel intimate and can easily understand about Pop art‘s product.
What makes Pop Art differ from other trends?

In the late 50 's and in 60`s, materialism which came from industrial society was in its golden age. Pop art born in these background and dominated in the 60 's receiving positive and negative appraisal. Born in materialism, it is natural pop reflects the 60 's and it 's feature ; mass-culture. Pop art aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitsch elements of any
…show more content…
The pop 's motives are our real life like everyday culture, the world of consume, the mass media and the advertisement. The artists often name pop art 'anti-art ' which turns to trivialities. The pop artists ask for absolute reality, that means, all the elements have to be clean and clear objects. The most forms were bordered with black lines as in comic books. The objects are often plane like at poster, so demonstrated without deepness. The colours are always clear, mostly used are achromatic and primitive colours. Banal objects of the everyday life get isolated and were modified alone or processed in collages. Pop art is a connection between reality and art, handled with abstract means. Some artists duplicated beer bottles, soup cans, comic strips, road signs, and similar objects in paintings, collages, and sculptures. Others incorporated the objects themselves into their paintings or sculptures, sometimes in startlingly modified form.
In using images that reflected the materialism and vulgarity of modern mass culture, they suggest the depersonalized processes of mass production, that is, to allow the viewer to respond directly to the object, rather than to the skill and personality of the artist. Pop Art investigates in areas of popular taste and kitsch previously considered outside the limits of fine art. It was rejecting the attributes associated with art as an
…show more content…
In addition to appropriating the subject matter of mass culture, pop art appropriated the techniques of mass production as well. Rauschenberg and Johns had already abandoned individual, titled paintings in favor of large series of works, all depicting the same objects. In the early 1960s the American Andy Warhol carried the idea a step further by adopting the mass-production technique of silk-screening, turning out hundreds of identical prints of Coca-Cola bottles, Campbell’s soup cans, and other familiar subjects. One of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century, pop art not only influenced the work of subsequent artists but also had an impact on the 'real world ' like commercial, graphic, and fashion design.

Pop reflects the real world and interprets it. Fine artists made products showing artist 's reaction about mass culture but instead of direct attitude like challenge or criticism, pop use the mass culture as it 's material or information. It stand on the fence. But pop doesn 't describe genuine reality. It targets existing expression technique about reality which is found in mass media. So in some aspect, pop art is blamed that it is copies of world. It has no meaning, no resistance and just
Open Document