Whether you are a fan of Andy Warhol's Campbells Soup or Lichtenstein's serigraphs, you are sure to find what you are looking for in KAZoART's explosive selection of pop art paintings - pop style and the joy of the sixties live on!
Pop Art examined the status of the artwork in a period in which images were omnipresent due to the breadth and evolution of the consumerist society. Focusing on a colourful universe packed with references to pop culture, the painting Pop Art style is created through the reproduction of artworks in a series, re-appropriating everyday items. Warhol's serigraphs depicting Pop Art portraits (Ten Liz Tayler), Lichtenstein's reworkings of comic illustrations (Crying Girl) and Jasper Johns' distortion of national symbols (Three Flags) perfectly represent Pop Art's off-the-wall, critical reflections.
Each country, embodying the painting Pop Art style in its own way, delivers a slightly different message. In France, for example, the New Realists, represented primarily by Arman, César, James Monory and Hervé Télémaque, delivered a more critical and political message than the American generation.
The term Pop Art, an abbreviation of the term popular art, refers to an artistic trend which first emerged in Great Britain in the 50s and 60s.
Taking inspiration from the diverse media of the era (advertising, packaging, TV, comics), Pop Art paintings re-appropriate their mediums, distorting them and critiquing their impact on consumer society. The principle of distorting everyday objects, which was widely practised by Andy Warhol, is the most representative example of this. These accessible artworks quickly became a very popular movement and spread rapidly throughout Europe, the United States and Asia.