Essay about Pop Art During The 1950 ' S

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Pop Art was a movement that started out in Britain during the 1950’s and ended at the beginning of the 1970’s. It was a form of art that challenged the traditional views of fine art by placing a new modern spin on things. Pop Art placed modern things and people from that time period into pieces of art that were considered non-traditional. Many artists used household items and celebrities in an abstract way to draw attention to their work. Many believe that in doing so, Pop Art helped to introduce art back into everyday American life. There were several artists that became well known through their work as artists during that time. However, many usually do not think of Richard Hamilton. He is said to be the first artist to show examples of pop art in his works. In 1956, he completed a collage by the name of “Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?” that has been a staple piece for Pop Art. Hamilton was known for many different forms of art, and many agree that he helped to introduce the idea of commercialization and media into the art world. Today, when we think of Pop Art most people think of the works from Andy Worhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg. Each had a different background that influenced their interest and technique in modern art. Instead of painting about things such as Bible stories, myths or legends that had traditionally been the subjects of Fine Art, Pop Art…

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