The Pop Art Movement Essay

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The Pop Art Movement
Pop art got its name from Lawrence Alloway, who was a British art critic in 1950’s. The name “Pop Art” reflected on the “familiar imagery of the contemporary urban environment” (kleiner, 981). This art form was popular for its bold and simple looks plus its bright and vibrant colors. An example of this type of art is the oil painting done by Andy Warhol, “Marilyn Diptych” (Warhol, Marilyn Diptych) in 1962. The Pop art movement became known in the mid-1950 and continued as main type of art form until the late 1960’s. The Pop art movement, was a movement where medium played a huge part in the society, with it reflecting on advertisements, comic strips and even celebrities, like Marilyn. This movement also has a large
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“The movement's rise was aided by parallel growth in other areas” (ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ART HISTORY). Though after the Pop art movement’s peak during the mid-1960s, the movement took a turn, and found itself losing its popularity; when the Vietnam War was in effect; by the late 1960’s and early 1970’s the pop art movement had ended.
Though this Pop Art movement happened in a few other countries other than the United States and Britain; the movement was also reflected in the country, France. Though in France their movement was known as “Nouveau Réalisme, which is the equivalent to the Pop art movement” (The Art Story Foundation ). This movement reflected the Pop art movement both focused on commercial culture, the Nouveau Réalisme and its artists focused more on their “concerned with objects than with painting” (The Art Story Foundation ).Another movement that the pop art movement was link to in a way was its counterpart in Germany known as Capitalist Realism. Though this movement was a “movement that focused on subjects taken from commodity culture and utilized an aesthetic based in the mass media” (The Art Story Foundation ).The artist within this movement wanted to “expose consumerism and superficiality of contemporary capitalist society by using the imagery and aesthetic of popular art and advertising within their work” (The Art Story Foundation ). These two movements were two movement that were linked to the Pop Art movement.
Throughout the Pop art
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