Essay about Pop Art Movement

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The Pop Art Movement was one of the biggest visual art movements of the 20th century. Therefore it is extremely significant. Pop Art is simply an abbreviation for popular art work. Numerous artists such as such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg started this phenomenal movement form the 1950’s and onwards. It came at a time after a two decade period where abstract art was extremely popular. Pop Art is the movement in art when artists began to create art with the subject of things that are the iconic in nature such as famous people, advertising, and movies (things that were popular at the time.) In London, in 1952, a group of artists calling themselves the Independent Group began meeting regularly to …show more content…
Look Mickey shows a scene adapted from the 1960 children's book Donald Duck Lost and Found. It is simplified and even bolder which made it even more popular than the original piece. Jasper Johns' interest in art led him to New York in the early 1950s where he worked as a commercial artist. He is an American artist. He had a dream in 1954 to paint the American flag which turned out to be a very successful and popular piece of art work. He used common objects and made them into art. In selecting a subject, Johns looked for objects that "are seen and not looked at, not examined." He used the ancient technique of encaustic and blending pigment which he was very famous for doing so. He works mainly in painting and printmaking. Early works were produced using simple objects such as flags, maps, targets, letters and numbers.
Three flags, 1958
Each of the tiered flags is smaller in scale by about twenty-five percent from the one behind, and projects outward, directly contrary to standard pictorial perspective. He believes his flag is full of meaning and has many stories behind it. It is known as being an amazing piece of art work however when first painted he had many critics for its originality. He painted it after having a dream about the American flag.

4/Campbell’s soup cans
Artist: Andy Warhol
Year: 1962
It is made up of of thirty-two canvases, each