Pop Art Brief by anamaulida

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									Pop Art "The term first appeared in Britain during the 1950s and
referred to the interest of a number of artists in the images of mass
media, advertising, comics and consumer products. The 1950s were a period
of optimism in Britain following the end of war-time rationing, and a
consumer boom took place. Influenced by the art seen in Eduardo
Paolozzi's 1953 exhibition Parallel between Art and Life at the Institute
for Contemporary Arts, and by American artists such as Jasper Johns and
Robert Rauschenberg, British artists such as Richard Hamilton and the
Independent Group aimed at broadening taste into more popular, less
academic art. Hamilton helped organize the 'Man, Machine, and Motion'
exhibition in 1955, and 'This is Tomorrow' with its landmark image Just
What is it that makes today's home so different, so appealing? (1956).
Pop Art therefore coincided with the youth and pop music phenomenon of
the 1950s and '60s, and became very much a part of the image of
fashionable, 'swinging' London. Peter Blake, for example, designed album
covers for Elvis Presley and the Beatles and placed film stars such as
Brigitte Bardot in his pictures in the same way that Warhol was
immortalizing Marilyn Monroe in the USA. Pop art came in a number of
waves, but all its adherents - Joe Trilson, Richard Smith, Peter
Phillips, David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj - shared some interest in the
urban, consumer, modern experience."      From The Bulfinch Guide to Art
History: A Comprehensive Survey and Dictionary of Western Art and
Architecture (Bulfinch Guide to Art History) - General Editor Shearer
West


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