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Characteristics of Pop Art

You have probably heard the term “pop art” a time or two. Maybe a friend of yours collects pop art, or you heard the topic come up at a dinner party. While you have probably heard the phrase, there is a good chance you don’t understand what makes art ‘pop’. Once you know the characteristics, you’ll be able to take part in those dinner conversations with your own opinions about pop art and what you think looks good.

Pop Art is a Part of Pop Culture

andy warhol michael jacksonAs the name suggests, pop art is art that extends from popular culture. These images can come from the news, advertisements, road signs, comic strips, soup cans, or anything else that the artist sees. Instead of showing the item in its natural context, though, the artist usually either isolates it or combines it with different material. In doing so, the artist shows that everything in the world is interconnected, even when those connections are not obvious. Often, the artist also makes ironic statements through their artwork.

Emotionally Removed               

Art and emotions have been intertwined since the beginning of time, so the removal of emotions is a very important characteristic of pop art. Artists who create pop art are often said to be withdrawn from or ambivalent to their subjects. This makes the art pure in a way. By failing to infuse their own emotions into their work, artists dare people to explore their own feelings. Viewers are not led down a path. Instead, they observe the piece and then decide what they feel without any prompting or prodding.

Vivid Colors

Pop art is known for its vivid colors. Reds, yellows, and blues are prevalent in pop art. While other colors can be used, these bright colors are typically the first things people see. It can almost come off like a comic book due to all of the colors. However, when people take a closer look, they will see strong messages and points of view.

Pop art is an interesting form of expression. There are not any hard and fast rules that govern pop art, but these characteristics will give you an idea of what to expect when talking about or viewing this art form. Once you are informed, you can pick up some pieces of pop art for your home if you decide you like pop art. Or you’ll at least be ready to join in the next conversation.

 

Who was Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born as Andrew Warhola. He was born on the 6th of August in 1928 and lived till the 22nd of February in 1987. He was basically a painter who was based in America. He was also involved in other activities like printmaking and film making. Something that was unique about him was… Continue Reading

Our Vintage Movie Posters Collection

The popularity of Vintage movie posters . This explains why these old movie posters are used by many families as wall art. Besides, just like every other artwork, you can use them to improve your home décor. The rarity of vintage movie posters gives them an edge over other artworks that can be used as… Continue Reading

Beautiful Hidden Micro World unveiled By Japanese Photographer Miki Asai

Japanese photographer Miki Asai is an incredibly talented macro photographer who accompanies ants as they explore a miniature world of stones, flowers and water – mostly within her own garden. It all began when she got her macro lens and started taking photos in her garden. “As I was looking through the viewfinder, I noticed… Continue Reading

Don't Call Yourself a Photoshop Pro Until You Know How to Do These Things

Despite the fact that Photoshop was originally more of a graphic design tool than a photo manipulator, professionals everywhere have taken it under their wing and the versions that exist today have made great strides in making it a photographer-friendly program. If you do photography on any type of a professional level, you certainly wouldn’t… Continue Reading

Answering the Common How to's of Photography

When you are acquiring a new skill, there are always going to be questions. If you do not have any questions then you probably aren’t doing it right. Photography is no different. There are numerous how to’s concerning this field. In this article, we will point out the most common questions that are asked by… Continue Reading

David Doubilet: Underwater Photography Hero

Born in 1946, David Doubilet has long been regarded as one of the best underwater photographers in the world. His work is synonymous with National Geographic magazine and he has also worked for them as an essayist, building on his years of knowledge in the conservation scene.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/aczapiga/8464812087/ As passionate about his art and his… Continue Reading

America Using Modern Art as a Weapon

Not long after the Second World War, America and the USSR fell out with each other and were trying to get one up on the other for a number of years. It’s no secret that some of the methods the CIA and USSR deployed at the time were a bit on the imaginative side. This… Continue Reading

Photo Collage Canvas

Canvas prints and home décor go hand in hand these days. They seem to be replacing more traditional photo frames as people want to display their favourite photos as big as they can, as best they can. By creating your own canvas print online, the possibilities are endless in terms of the size of the… Continue Reading

Is it necessary to have an SLR camera to get into photography as a hobby?

Here is another of our photography q & a articles, we were recently asked… Is it necessary to have an SLR camera to get into photography as a hobby? This article / blog will hopefully shed some light on this question. An individual does not require a DSLR in order to become a good photographer.… Continue Reading

What Camera should a Beginner get?

We are sometimes asked by our customers questions about photography such as “What Camera should a Beginner get?”, this blog will answer this question as bets as we can, obviously there are a great deal of factors to take onto account but this will be certainly help the decision making process. Typically the final answer … Continue Reading

What are some good ways to unblur a picture?

We are often asked by our customers if there are any ways to unblur a photo and if so what are they, this blog endeavers to answer this question and provide a few options. There are many explanations as to why your digital photographs can turn out blurry. As an example, if you are taking… Continue Reading

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