Pop Art

Who doesn’t love Pop Art images? They are quirky and fun with poppy, happy colours.

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_art), “Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s.” It uses objects from popular culture as its subject focusing on what can be thought of as obviously boring. The artwork is ironic and sheds a spotlight on the ordinary. Characteristically, the images are crisp and precise with bright colours.

Andy Warhol’s, one of the well known pop art artists, recreated Cambell’s soup cans in artwork.  Another famous pop art artist, Roy Lichtenstein used comic strips as his stylistic subject matter. 

This video does a great job of explaining Pop Art at its time. And, this video walks you through the process of painting a pop art donut.

For an inspiration board of Pop Art please visit my Pop Art Pinterest board.

Next week is our last week of this 6 week painting style tour. We will be taking a look at a style that is not that well known. Art Nouveau was not exactly a painting style but it can be a great way to get those creative juices flowing.