Newsweek-cover-cropPop art is an movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context and is isolated  and/or combined with unrelated material. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising and comic books

One of its aims is to use images of popular, and not elitist, culture in art. It is also associated with the artists’ use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques. By creating paintings or sculptures of mass culture objects and media stars, the Pop art movement aimed to blur the boundaries between “high” art and “low” culture. The concept that there is no hierarchy of culture and that art may borrow from any source has been one of the most influential characteristics of Pop art.

Pioneers of the pop art movement include American pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist and Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton in Britain. These pioneers all had different approaches to pop art for example; Roy Lichtenstein’s style was base on the comic strip. However, they have collectively changed and influenced the entire art scene as they left behind new and innovative ways of art making that can be implemented across the board.


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