It was during the 50s’ when the foundation for the Pop Art Movement was laid, which not only took the world by storm, but also brought with it a huge shift in culture. Since the brainwave and meaning behind the movement was so profound and historic, it comes as no surprise that Pop Art is being studied, created and featured by art fanatics everywhere, even today!
That being said, in this article we’ve decided to share with you some details to shed light on fascinating facts that this movement has created over the past few decades. Well, if you haven’t ever come across Pop Art before (ahh wait!? What on earth have you been doing all this time?), then let us tell you this – the influence that Pop Art would perhaps have on various areas in your life is profound, yet you probably don’t even realise it.
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If you’re ready, then let’s get cracking on the 7 best pop-tastic facts; these will surely set you back on your heels.
Since the mid-20 Pop Art has been constantly booming
Though the ‘birth place’ of Pop Art was the United Kingdom and commenced in the mid 50s’, it became popular only after it came to New York during the 60s’. Also, in the United States it was started in the late 50s’. The main intention behind the inception of this movement was to call into question the custom. Besides, it was believed that the visual aspects of mass media could be regarded as fine art.
More to the point, Pop Art happened at the same time when the Pop Music trend had begun and was allied to the fashionable and wavering image of London. For instance, it was Peter Blake – looked upon as the godfather of British Pop Art – who produced cover designs for Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He also used to include artists like Brigitte Bardot is his art.
Pop Art was started as a spoof
You won’t believe us, but this is the reality – Pop Art began as a mutiny against the works created by Abstract Expressionists, which was regarded as overly intense and showy – it’s surprising to know how something that was started just to make fun of others has become all the rage among people, isn’t it?
This form of art reflects the materialistic reality of one’s everyday life and actually means returning to popular culture, which is why it’s named “Pop”. The art is created when touchstones and pop culture icons are added in the paints and by doing just that, artists have being blurring the boundary between ‘low’ and ‘high’ art.
Like Peter Blake, Andy Warhol was a popular American Pop Artist
Summarising the entire role of media and Pop Art movement in the most renowned quote, “ In the future everybody will be famous for fifteen minutes”, Warhol was popularly known for his real-time interest in actors. That being said, in the year 1962, he replicated his passion for the same by depicting Marilyn Monroe in one of his artworks.
Yellow, blue and red are the main colours used in Pop Art
Yes, these three were the most commonly used colours to create vibrant artworks. Unlike other artwork, the colours used in Pop Art do not replicate the inner sensation of an artist. In fact, they call attention to pop culture – a way of life that stirred the American artist Andy Warhol to play with various techniques like silkscreen printing, which was popularly used for mass production.
Even today Pop Art continues to inspire several artists
Even after so many years, you can still find several aspects of Pop Art movement in the artwork created by today’s artists, be it graphic design, web design or any other innovative field. It goes without saying that even today the works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol are all the rage and inspire many contemporary artists.
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With an increase in the creation of memes, one can easily say that the lines between ‘low’ and ‘high’ art are being blurred even more. Well, this is one of the reasons why Pop Art is still flourishing, be it offline and online, with some really amazing works still being produced even today– we’re sure it’s likely to stay forever!