Pop Art And Popular Culture

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Popular culture, or Pop Art was a time when simple objects of everyday life were made into fine art, but more often Pop art is a statement on mass advertising and the customer culture after WWII. It also was a means to demonstrate against future conflicts as well.
During the world’s recovery of WWII magazines and newspapers were full of advertisements of what to buy, and how the perfect house hold should look like. People tried to live above their means in order to fulfil what they thought they were lacking. This “Popular” culture began to be expressed within art through things like Richard Hamilton’s collage called Just what is it that makes today’s home so appealing? This was a change from the Abstract Expressionism of the period before where people were primarily concerned with expressing their feelings on a world filled with war.
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What makes Pop art so fun is it doesn’t always come with instructions. He took a popular tool and simply made a replica of it in a large open space. Much like other popular art, meaning can be left to the one observing the piece in front of him or her. It can be a statement on the world and its need for medical attention, to stop the swelling, or just a darn large icebag. This work is of the Pop art genre simply in that Pop art can cover a multitude of replicated tools of daily life. More than a few Pop artists either repeat the subject in a photo in different colors like Andy Warhol or paint a large soup can. Pop culture is anything that comes from the lives we live and is important or recognizable to that society at the time. Pop art is ever changing, what is Pop art today, most likely won’t be

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