Pop Art : An Art Movement Essay

984 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
What is Pop Art? As we all know, Pop Art is an art movement that started in the mid 1950’s in Britain and was spreading through the United States in the late 1950’s as as a reaction against the imagery of abstract expressionism. Pop art is considered to be one of the most interestingly elements that has ever happened in this contemporary world. The movement is often memorable with commonplace objects for any subject such as comic strips, soup cans, traffic signs and all types of food ( Britannica 1). One of the most notable artists that has been discovering Pop Art at it’s finest is none that Andy Warhol. Warhol’s notable work in the art world has brought many attention as artist, writer, as well as filmmaker. Andy Warhol was born as Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Ondrej Warhola and Julia Zavacka, who were immigrants from Slovakia. He was raised as a Byzantine Catholic and was the youngest of two brothers, John and Pavol. Warhol was pretty much as an outsider all his life. even while he was in school, he was very quiet. At the age of eight, he experienced a disease called Chorea as known as St. Vitus’s Dance, which causes complications along the nervous system and skin pigmentation. While pulling through the disease, clinging to his bed. Warhol developed a love for drawing and collecting movie posters. By the time he was 14, Warhol’s father was diagnosed with liver cancer and passed away. He faced depression and could not stand the…

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