Pop Art

Pop Art was an Art Movement that aimed to challenge the traditions of classic Fine Art and the dominance of abstract expressionism, often using irony and relatable images to do so. It developed from Dadaism and first emerged in Britain during the mid 1950s when Artists such as Eduardo Paolizzi and Richard Hamilton began to use found objects and printed commercial art in collage, sculpture and installations. Full of parody, British Pop Art was seen as a comment on the paradoxically positive and negative effects of American culture. Ironically, American Artists embraced Pop Art and, implementing aspects of mass popular culture such as advertising, comics, pop music and Hollywood movies, have been hugely influential in increasing the appeal of American culture and inspiring popular imagery even today.

Among the names associated with the Pop Art Movement are Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol illustrated here.