Exeter Phoenix Centre's New Event

Pop art exhibition is coming to the Exeter Phoenix Centre

Pop Art Exhibiton - Exeter Phoenix Centre

Saturday, Feb. 16th 2013 at 12:30pm

Exeter Phoenix

Starting from 12:30pm ending at 4:00pm everday in Feburary from the 16th.

An introduction to Pop Art

Pop art is the abbreviation for popular art, a style that emerged as a direct response to abstract expressionism. The style emerged in the UK and US during the 1950's and was inspired by everyday objects and bright colours, so that everyone could appreciate and enjoy it. It used advertising imagery, photographs and ordinary elements of consumerism (like soup cans and cereal boxes) to make it more connected to people. Famous pop artists are: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Patrick Caulfield, Blek le rat, Banksy, Pixnit and many more

Introducing Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein - Famous Pop Artist

Andy Warhol was trained as a commercial artist, and is best known for founding (or claiming to found) the Pop Art Movement in American art. He developed the technique of projecting photographic images to a silk screen, a process that enabled him to produce repetitive patterns within the same piece relatively quickly. Typical works are of famous people, everyday objects (soup cans, dollar bills) and macabre scenes of car wrecks and electric chairs. He is well known for the portrait on the right he made of Marilyn Monroe.

Whereas merican artist Roy Lichtenstein . In the 1960s, became a leading figure of the new art movement, alongside Andy Warhol. Inspired by advertisements and comic strips, Lichtenstein’s bright, graphic images parodied popular culture.

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