Art Essentials: Pop Art

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Pop Art refers to a post-war movement connecting art with  popular culture. Billboard signs, comic books, and movie stars were just  some of the subjects chosen by pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy  Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg, to name a few, to  illustrate the contemporary world in which they lived. Largely  characterized by bold and strident colors combined with a cool-eyed  appropriation of contemporary imagery, pop art sought to highlight both  the negative and positive facets of modern culture.  This phenomenon, had its roots in post-war British and American  consumerism before spreading and capturing the imagination of young  artists. After establishing the origins of the form, the book delves  into subjects like the role of stardom and glamor in pop art and how pop  art vocabulary grew to include political figures and even war imagery. 

  • Author: Flavia Frigeri
  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2018
  • 176 pages, 8.5" x 5.6"
  • 89 illustrations
  • Art Essentials Series
  • ISBN: 9780500293584
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