Pop Art

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Pop Art is a style of visual art. It featured the use of elements from popular culture and employs techniques of commercial art and popular illustration. Famous examples included Andy Warhol's paintings of cans of Campbell's Soup, Roy Liechtenstein's paintings that resembled printed comic strips, magnified to reveal their Benday halftone tints as a striking pattern of dots, and Jasper Johns's paintings of maps and flags.

A movement that first emerged in Great Britain at the end of the 1950s as a reaction against the seriousness of abstract expressionism. British and American pop artists employed a common imagery found in comic strips, soup cans, and Coke bottles to express formal abstract relationships. [1]

Roy Lichtenstein Drowning Girl 1963.jpg

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963.

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