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Pop Art is a Movement Celebrating the Ordinary in Everyday

The term pop art is a broad term that refers to art that uses imagery from popular culture such as advertisements, comic books, and cartoons.

What is the movement of pop art? 

Pop art is a movement that is most closely associated with American artists. The movement began in the 1950s with artists like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist.

The movement was mostly created in the 1950s and 1960s and was viewed as a criticism of the elitism in the art world. It was thought that the art world was too focused on the avant-garde and serious art, and not enough on the art of the people.  

How did Pop Art change art?

Pop art challenged the traditional conventions of what art should be, and how it should be made. The main goal of pop art was to create art that the public could relate to and understand.

It is often criticized for not being original, but the artist would respond that they were just trying to capture an everyday scene. The movement challenged traditional ideas of what art should be, and how it should be made. The goal of pop art was to create art that the public could relate to and understand.

Masterpieces that define the movement

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans is one of the most famous pieces of pop art. The painting was made in 1962 and features iced soup cans from the company Campbell’s.  

Jasper Johns’ Flag is another famous piece. The painting is a perfect example of the American flag, but it’s not actually an American flag. The painting was made in 1954 and is composed of an image of the American flag, and a white rectangle on top.  

Roy Lichtenstein’s Drowning Girl is a painting of a woman who is drowning in the ocean. The painting was made in 1965 and features a woman in the water with her head being the focal point.