Pop Art Influences

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Pop art appeared in Britain in the1950s bu the word “Pop” firstly used to describe popular culture. In the prime time, it was not an art but when artists started to use popular culture in their works, pop art as a form was born. In the 50s, artists realized mass media’s effects on their lives and they were stand against Abstract Expressionism which dominate traditional High Art. Abstract Expressionism was serious and has dynamic gestures. It was choosed to show emotions rather than subjects such as Jackson Pollock’s works. In addition, it was also accepted by the academy. However, Pop art was take its subjects from life, they used objects and it was ironic and because of technique of mocking it was rejected and criticized. Gretchen Berg’s idea…show more content…
He is also another effective artist for British Pop art like Richard Hamilton. He generally used realistic paintings and photomontage. His works has personal elements from his life and his photomontages include strong effects of Cubism. “A Bigger Splash” (1967) is Hockney’s one of the most well known work. American Pop Art Main influence of American Pop art was Neo-Dada. Neo-Dada’s most important artists are Robert Rauschenberg who influenced from Dadaism and Marcel Duchamp and Jasper Johns. Neo-Dada started in New York and it was included collages which consisted of materials from streets. Actually, most of the times Neo-Dada was became a term for explaining Rauschenberg’s works. Rauschenberg’s works were looked like Duchamp’s readymades such as Duchamp’s Fountain and Rauschenberg’s Monogram and Odalisk. Rauschenberg can be accepted as a bridge between Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. American Pop art started in 1962 and center of American Pop art was consumerism after the war. American Pop artists took their material directly from society such as television, advertising and they criticized distinction between high and low art. They mostly reproduced images of American culture. American Pop art was mentioned with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy
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