Pop Art: Andy Warhol And The Elements Of Popular Art

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What is pop art? Pop art is a genre of art that uses elements of popular culture, it often uses techniques from commercial art and advertisings. Pop is known as popular, when you join art to pop, it makes “Popular Art”. Popular art includes all the things that are famous at a certain period. Pop art was exposed among those artists who called themselves the Independent Group (IG) in the mid-1950s and became famous in the 1960s in America and Britain. The main characteristics of art are paintings of celebrities, pictures from comic books and newspaper photographs. In Pop art usually artists use bright colors. Andy Warhol Andy Warhol, one of the artists, who is always in the history of art. He has done many successful paintings, which are still remaining today. Andrew Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At an early age Andy found a comfort for his misery and escaped in the form of popular celebrity magazines, comic books, imagery he would go back to years later. He graduated in Carnegie Mellon University, in 1949. It didn’t take him long to get a job, he became a commercial artist. Andy Warhol mostly used red color in his paintings, and he typically repeated his paintings. He designed different things like books, magazines etc. On 22nd February, 1987 Andy Warhol died. Before dying he always complained of severe pain in his right side. This picture of Mao

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