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Pop art was a direct response to the commercial and consumer society of modern time". Explain why this might be true. Pop art was an art formed by artist expressing their views

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"Pop art was a direct response to the commercial and consumer society of modern time". Explain why this might be true. Pop art was an art formed by artist expressing their views on modern day society. Pop art originally emerged from England in the fifties; although it was not exploited in England, in fact during the fifties it wasn't very well implemented. In the sixties, in New York, pop art began to have a high prospective. Many artists soon realized that pop art could be expressed in a variety of forms, this soon related to its commercial use. Pop art soon became a major category in the art world. ...read more.

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Lichtenstein was and still is considered the most sophisticated pop artist around. Roy Lichtenstein was inspired by Picasso's paintings; he studied them and learnt from them. In 1961 Roy Lichtenstein made use of the "Ben-Day dots". This was the first time an artist had used this device. Lichtenstein exploited this and turned it into a signature for himself on his paintings of cartoon characters. Many Pop artists have attempted to and inspired an impersonal approach in to work trying not to offend any community. Although in many circumstances pop artist did impose their own views in their work, Pop artist took this opportunity to criticize society. ...read more.

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A lot of the American pop art had a hidden agenda, rebelling against society it self a great deal. Artist used this to base a lot of their ideas on culture. Pop art to me is about the times we live, the technology and the garbage (tin cans). Many artists can relate to the consumer society through art. Pop art illustrates the modern day infrastructure that is around us. Without this infrastructure the world economies would cease, Pop artist's highlight and realize this point. They focus a lot of their art on technology today. Pop art wasn't taken serious until we took machines for granted. I believe that it is a fact that artist can and do make a direct response to modern day consumer society. ?? ?? ?? ?? Chris Stanage Art Essay 1 1 ...read more.

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