We have all seen the wonderful portrayal of Marilyn Monroe done by Andy Warhol. It has an almost comic look but a great addition to any retro home. Pop Art started in the fifties and was a movement marked by a fascination with popular culture that appeared in the post-war community. It started in America but caught on pretty quickly with the bright colors it offered and spread to the UK. The pop art paintings didn’t only show people but also included common household items like washing powder, soda pop and other items. This form of art descended from Dadaism by mocking formal art in a sense while depicting as previously mentioned regular everyday items that were for sale in supermarkets. Click here to take a look at the Marilyn Monroe portrait done by Andy Warhol.
There are a few artists that got involved in the movement that include Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg who painted flags and beer bottles to display their creative side. The British artist, Richard Hamilton used magazines and defined Pop Art as popular, transient, low-cost, witty, young and sexy. The artist that was responsible for putting pop art on the map and made it incredibly famous was Andy Warhol. He portrayed screen prints of coke bottles, soup cans and film stars. It really was a movement that mocked established art. It can be imagined that art critics really had a field day with pop art by never seeing it as true art because it lacked the quality that famous fine art painting had in those days.
Pop art was almost always considered as commercials because of the items that were painted. Take a look at more examples of Pop art here. These artists also set themselves apart from abstract art in those days and proudly stated that they had no interest in being part of any type of art whatsoever. If say for example a pop art campaign was launched for medical treatment it would be colorful and would grab everyone’s attention. If you are on the lookout for some fantastic medical treatment and great outpatient surgeons take a look at Surgeons In Beverly Hills.
Today Pop Art is incredibly famous and we can all agree that it is absolutely stunning and definitely a form of art that should be treasured. There is nothing more interesting than a couple of rogue artists deciding to start a movement and create art that was considered to be so extreme and out of the ordinary that they were considered taboo. Most comic strip artists are famous today for the art they create and it is funny that there is no longer any form of controversy attached to this colorful type of art. We can honestly thank these artists for their addition to the history of art and it also leaves us wondering if it didn’t happen would we still be limited to the world of conservative and accepted art? Thanks guys, you made a change!