Pop art: an Explosion of Colors and Bold Ideas
The “Pop Art” exhibition, featuring paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring and Banksy, has been on display at the Art Center’s Exhibition Hall since May 26.
Pop art is one of the most recognizable trends in art. The symbols of this trend are bright colors, graphic elements and images that are known for advertising and mass culture. This direction of art emerged in the 1950s in Britain and the United States.
Pop art was born as a reaction to abstract art, which by that time was popularized by the artist Jackson Pollock. The emphasis in pop art shifted from individualism to mass culture. Artists of this trend used consumer items, advertisements, comic books.
The formation of pop art gave rise to an understanding of mass culture as a new reality in which artists saw sources of inspiration. Through creativity, masters of art tried to express thoughts and ideas in a language accessible to every viewer.
Today, pop art continues to evolve. What used to be a symbol of mass culture has now become an element of modern art.
The spirit of Pop Art is still alive today in numerous advertisements, TV series, music videos and other elements of mass culture.
The Pop Art exhibition runs until October 29.