The World of Pop Art
Art having a flat style with colorful graphics that also includes commercial art, always kick pop art into our minds. This art movement emerged during the mid of 20th century and the US and UK are known as its origin. In today’s world, pop art is not seen as a reflection of pop culture but defined as very much part of it.
Mid of the 20th century was much like an economic boom time for many supermarkets when product advertisements and lustrous magazines are influencing buyer’s minds for what to choose and what to buy. Film stars filling theaters are responsible for the emergence of celebrity culture and youth rallies during the civil rights era in the 1950s, all combined to play their role in the appearance of pop culture. Out of this pop culture, pop art came into existence.
A well-known American artist, Andy Warhol who was also the leading figure in pop art movement, said;
“Everything is Art”.
Pop art was somewhat considered as the reaction to abstract expressionism having introverted nature. Because it is filling the canvases with flags, targets, and paintings of many other junk materials. Pop art was contemplated as a clone of Dadaism, but these are quite different from each other. Two American artists, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns were the first pop artists in the US. British artists, Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton are also included in the list of early artists who was also paving the way for the pop art movement in the UK.
Topmost Famous Pop Art Artists
The work of Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Richard Hamilton can’t be forgotten as they were leading the pop arts in its early stages. They were the first pop artists in the US and UK who introduce the pop arts to the world. Pop arts can’t be completed with the names of these artists.
This artist is one pop arts leader in the United Kingdom who used cutouts of different product advertisements from American glossy magazines. He was also branded as the inspiration for other English artists like Peter Blake and David Hockney. This is why critics wrote him “ Godfather of Pop Art ”