Pop Art Movement Essay

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The Pop Art Movement was one of the biggest visual art movements of the 20th century. Therefore it is extremely significant. Pop Art is simply an abbreviation for popular art work. Numerous artists such as such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg started this phenomenal movement form the 1950’s and onwards. It came at a time after a two decade period where abstract art was extremely popular. Pop Art is the movement in art when artists began to create art with the subject of things that are the iconic in nature such as famous people, advertising, and movies (things that were popular at the time.) In London, in 1952, a group of artists calling themselves the Independent Group began meeting regularly to …show more content…
After which he became extremely famous. From 1962 onwards he started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe (see below) or Elizabeth Taylor.
The Marilyn Diptych, along with his other famous Marilyn paintings, is based on a 1953 publicity photograph for the film 'Niagara'. He produced this amazing piece of art just a couple of weeks after her death. He was genuinely amazed by her. He wanted to show her to the world in his own unique way. It contains fifty images of the actress, which are all based on a single publicity photograph from the film Niagara. The twenty-five pictures on the left side of the diptych are brightly colored, while the twenty-five on the right are in black and white, and also blurred or faded. It can be found in Tate, Liverpool. It was a very significant piece of art at the time. Roy Lichtenstein developed the comic strip. His style was always the same: black outlines, bold colors and tones rendered by Benday dots (a method of printing tones in comic books from the 1950's and 60's). He explored modern art styles exploration of modernist art styles: Cubism, Futurism, Art Deco, De Stijl, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. He made small adjustment to cartoon’s, newspaper advertising and mainly comic strips. His work is very entertaining and humorous which makes it enjoyable by all.
'Look Mickey' (1961), a large scale
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