Art is an art movement which arrose from the consumerism of the middle
of the 20th Century. It took
popular culture, icons, adverts, comics and images and turned, twisted,
changed and edited many parts of these popular images.
Often using many different types of materials, new printing techniques
and a range of paint styles, it set new trends across the 3 main
decades of its popularity; the 1960s, 1970's and 1980s. The movement
today spans the globe, but predominantly started in Britain and America
in the late 1950's as the post war consumer boom began. Popart is not
just Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, although they were incredibly
important, it is far more than that, and delves within the underlying
point of our culture at all. Art reflecting life at the rawest point,
analysing the point of it all and artists asking the questions of
Pop Art was very bold in style and used incredible colours, patterns
and iconography in its creation. One such creation was Jasper Johns
American Flag created in 1957.
Questions posed by Pop Art images are often about the reasons why we
apply such importance to things, objects, new products etc.
Pop Art coincided with a number of other popular art
movements including abstract expressionism during the 20th century.
There are a number of reasons Pop Art remains popular today and they
centre mainly around the quality of the images and the approaches
people take to their daily lives.
On this site you will find a wide range of resources and information
about those pop art artists, movements and pictures, as well as a
number of links to suppliers, should you want to buy some amazing pop
art for your wall.