Campbell's Soup Can by Andy Warhol

Best Buddies by Keith Haring

Thinking of Him by Roy Lichtenstein

A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

Pop Art artists

Keith Haring

David Hockney

Jasper Johns

Roy Lichtenstein

Robert Rauschenberg

James Rosenquist

Wayne Thiebaud

Andy Warhol

What is Pop Art

Pop Art is an artistic movement that has been created as a rejection of Abstract Expressionism, which was labeled pretentious and over-intense.

Pop Art, which is short for Popular Art, makes heavy use of mass culture themes and techniques such as billboard advertisements, consumer product packaging, comic strips and celebrities. Before the term Pop Art was invented by a British critic named Laurence Alloway in 1956, this art movement was called Neo-Dada, which of course was a strong reference to Dada´sm.

Pop Art first saw daylight in the 1950's but didn't really become popular until the 60's. The 60's were the golden years for Pop Art, and Pop Art realised it's full potential in New York where it got all the attentions from the art world.

As already obvious from its name, Popular Art was a bridge for the normal
person, a bridge between High and Low art.

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