Pop Art movement began his rout with its colorful debut in 1950s in post-war Britain and America. It was the onset of modern art. Much obliged to the innovations of well-known pop artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockey, Marcel Duchamp and Claes Oldenburg.
While the Abstract Expressionists looked for trauma in the soul, the Pop artists looked for traces of the same injury within the mediated world of mass media, advertising, cartoons, and popular imagery at large. The bright color palette, fun and noticeable imagery were a defining feature of the Pop Art movement.
The word “POP” was first coined in 1954 by the British art critic Lawrence Alloway. His aim was to describe a new type of art that was inspired by the imagery of popular culture. Together with artists Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, other members of the Independent Group, they became the harbingers of the British Pop Art.
The Pop Art in the United States expanded in a different manner. It was both a development of and a reaction against Abstract Expressionism. Around 1955, two exceptional American artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg laid the foundation of the bridge between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. They are considered the forerunners of American Pop Art.
Inspired by the Pop Art, our talented artists created their own original pop art paintings: