Sunday, July 12, 2009


An art movement and style that had its origins in England in the 1950s and made its way to the United States during the 1960s. Pop artists have focused attention upon familiar images of the popular culture such as billboards, comic strips, magazine advertisements, and consumer products. In many respects it was influenced by the consumer boom that followed the end of the Second World War, and greatly coincided with the youth and pop music phenomenon of the 50s and 60s. Acting as a reaction to abstract expressionism, Pop Art emphasisedthe kitschy elements of popular culture. With this art movement, came back the sharp paintwork and representational art and glorified unappreciated objects and ordinary business.

Leading artists:
Richard Hamilton (British, 1922-),
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987),
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997),
Claes Oldenburg (American, 1929-),
Jasper Johns (American, 1930-), and
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-).

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  1. Hhmm nice information..
    would be interested to know how did RAP culture and fashion evolved in US?
    Any idea?

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