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What Started Pop Art

If you have heard of pop art you might want to know what it is and how it was started. This is actually something that is found within a picture or a painting that is very popular at the time the painting was created. This type of art started in London around the 1950ís. At that time it was called Propaganda art instead of pop art. This movement then made its way to North America in the 1960ís.

So, you might be wondering who first started this type of art. It was a man name Lichtenstein. Most individuals will be able to tell his work because it has small dots in the background. He was often known for his thought bubbles within his works.

If you have not aware of Lichtenstein then you might be able to say that you have heard of Andy Warhol. This man is one of the most popular pop artists that was out there. He would make the character or item and then repeat it over and over again within the work. He was very famous for a Marilyn Monroe picture he did.

It is believed that the thought behind pop art was to create art that had meaning. You will find that people and objects that were painted were done so with very bright colors that would often contrast one another. On the other hand, compositions were often simple and were still appealing to the public eye that would view them.

When you stop and think about pop art it is important to know that this was a great way to open art to all individuals. You no longer needed to have a guide at the museum to fully understand what you were looking at. It was very easy for the common person to view these works and find the beauty in them. It was much easier for people to relate to what they were seeing when it came to pop art.

Most artists are going to tell you that pop art is still one of the most popular styles of art out there. It certainly had a way of drawing attention from the general public and this is something that was not generally seen. It is also very popular with art collectors. In fact, some of these works were even able to sell for extremely high dollar amounts during the recession in the 1990ís.






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