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  • What is Pop Art?

    Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s in Britain and in the United

    States. Notable pop artists include Andy Warhol (most well-known), Roy Lichtenstein, James

    Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg.

    Pop art often uses identifiable imagery drawn from popular culture, mass media, and commercial


    Pop art often removes the material from its original context and isolates it, or combines it with

    other objects for viewer contemplation.

    Pop art often uses Irony, wit and humour within it.

    Pop art often uses high-contrast colours shemes in order for material to stand out off the page

    (heavy use of complementary colour schemes / triadic colour schemes) (see colour theory notes)

    Pop art images are often presented in a unique way.

    Pop artists celebrated daily objects which were often mass-produced and highly commercialized.

    Highly criticized by many at first, pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of

    modern art.

  • Some Key Ideas / Themes:

    Popular Culture


    COMMON everyday objects (sometimes mundane objects) (mass produced)

    BOLD COLOURS / Different colours (complementary colour schemes / triadic colour


    Heavy doses of IRONY, WIT, and sometimes HUMOUR within art.


    Years following World War II; media, products, slogans

    Hollywood FAME (Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, etc)

  • Andy Warhol:

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  • Roy Lichtenstein:


  • James Rosenquist:

  • Some Artwork inspired by the early Pop-Art Movement:

    (Not by any notable artist)

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