Jean Fontan's sculptures
What some people don't know when buying pop art is its beginning: a group of artists known as the"independent group" met at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the United Kingdom in the mid-1950s and later, the late 1950s in the United States
Pop Art was set up as an art movement that challenged the established and supposedly "everyday" in the context of art at the time. Part of its essence was to include images from popular culture, such as advertising and commercials, thus changing the focus. In addition, those who wished to purchase Pop Art, understanding that away from "noble materials" such as wood or bronze, were replaced by less valued materials and associated with everyday objects, thus generating new possibilities for Pop Art sculpture, which would evolve into what we know today.
This group, in addition to artists, included architects, writers and art critics who wanted to challenge the modernist approach, the prevailing culture of the time.
The 90-year-old Swedish sculptor Claes Oldenburg, a pioneer of pop art sculpture, is well known for his works located in urban public spaces, representing large replicas, climbing everyday objects or representing hard objects as if they were soft.
As opposed to painting, in pop art paintings, the popularization of silk-screen printing, also currently used by the artist Banksy, also contributed to the success of Pop Art.
Roy Lichtenstein, is one of the pioneers who showed a preference for these new methods. Using these techniques, which were originally used exclusively in the industrial world. thus dismantling contemporary painting by reversing the value of each work of art, as it would no longer be measured by its rarity or context.
The Japanese artist born in 1929, Yayoi Kusama, has a wide variety of media with which she creates her work: painting, collage, sculpture, performance and installations. She also shows a great preoccupation and interest in psychedelia, repetition and patterns.
Keith HaringHe is a social activist and a renowned artist, and he thinks perfectly, managing to transmit the pop generation and the street culture. In particular, he managed to be an icon in the New York of the 80s. His most worked themes throughout his life and work: Birth, death, love, sex and war.
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