How the pop art appeared on the world art scene?
Pop art came out of Britain and America during the mid-1950s. The Pop art campaign was seen as a challenge to the traditions of fine art. By emphasizing the kitschy, the primary aim was to use images from popular cultures such as advertising and comic books. Most often through the use of irony by visually removing the image from its familiar context and isolating it or combining with unrelated materials. The main aspects of pop art that attract me are the illuminating colors that give me a sense of happiness and I get an idea of emotions the artist is trying to portray through his work at the time of creation.
The colors of a piece are a gateway into the artist feelings and thoughts. Lighter colors are perceived to be happy these colors relating a feeling of warmth. Whereas darker colors can relay sadness, anxiety, anger or hate which encapsulate cold emotions in art. An explosion of color opposed to the dark creates an entrancing effect with the brightness of the colors drawing the eye. The contrast between bright and dark can have a strong effect in art and is a powerful way to draw the viewer’s eye. Sometimes following these contrasts can allow the viewer to be consumed within the artwork its self. This is why I am drawn to the pop art genre, the range of emotions the viewer can experience while viewing a piece of work can have a dramatic effect. Colour is widely present in this style that gives a unique quality to the artwork that stands out to me.