Pop Art- Modern Day.

" I think everybody should be a machine" Andy Warhol's motto

Dates of movement

In the mid 1950's through the 1960's.

Key people, locations, structures.

Began in Britain but then came to America.

Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg.

Main Ideas.

*Aimed to blur the boundaries between "high" art and "low" culture.

* Majority of pop culture artists began their careers in commercial art.

Three facts about the time period.

1) This movement arose from a rebellion against Abstract Expressionists that was considered by the pop art artists as pretentious and over-intense.

2) Wanted to challenge tradition assuming that an artists use of the mass media visual elements of popular culture is considered fine art.

3) It coincided with the globalization of pop music and youth culture personified by Elvis and the Beatles.