Monday, August 23, 2010

Pop Art as an inspiration

 Roy Lichtenstein

Pop Art was a visual art movement that emerged in the 1950s in Britain and the United States. The origin of the term Pop Art is unknown but is often credited to British art critic Lawrence Alloway in an essay titled "The Arts and the Mass Media", although he uses the words "popular mass culture" instead of "pop art". Alloway was one of the leading critics to defend Pop Art as a legitimate art form.

                                                            David Hockney, Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy

 It was one of the biggest art movements of the twentieth century and is characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as television, movies, advertising and comic books. Pop art is widely interpreted as either a reversal or reaction to Abstract Expressionism or an expansion upon it.

   Andy Warhol

The movement was marked by clear lines, sharp paintwork and clear representations of symbols, objects and people commonly found in popular culture. It allowed for large scale artworks like Abstract Expressionism, but drew upon more DADAist elements. DADAism explored some of the same topics, but pop art replaced the destructive, satirical, and anarchic elements of the Dada movement with a reverence for mass culture and consumerism.

                          CLOTHING INSPIRED BY POP ART

Yves Saint Laurent

Andy Warhol inpired dresses

Jean Charles de Castelvajac

Mickey Mouse sneakers Jeremy Scott x Adidas