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Running head: POP ART MOVEMENTPop Art MovementAyala HardyGrantham University
POP ART MOVEMENTI.Introduction Pop Art is a form of art that uses popular culture such as social media, music, celebrities, and other forms of modern culture by incorporating items such as magazines, soup cans and other ordinary objects. The images produced are then displayed with what some critics call humor or criticism of the art’s origin. Pop Art retaliated against the status quo of abstract expressionism. Abstract expressionism consisted of mostly non-figurative paintings that serious art lovers and museum owners classified as art. As abstract expressionism grew in fame, a need for a more realistic artwork that appealed to mainframe society and captured the attention of all grew in society. Thus, the Pop Art Movement was born and it easily overthrew Abstract Expressionism because it decreased the refined elegance required.II.BodyPop Art derives from Dada, which is an art movement that ridiculed modern Parisian art and the political circumstances that resulted in war in Europe. Marcel Duchamp is considered to be the pioneer of Dada because he attempted to merge the gap between art and real-life by incorporating mass-produced objects in his work (Editors of Britannica, 2008). Pop Art was fun and exciting, a way for artists to use real-life objects and social media in conjunction with paintings or other art forms. The message that Pop Art gives is a response to the Pop Culture, either a sarcastic response or one of approval.