Pop Art Essay

analytical Essay
1001 words
1001 words

Pop art is an art movement that questions the traditions of fine art and incorporates images from popular culture. Neo-Dada is an art trend that shares similarities in the method and/or intent to Dada art pieces. Both these movements emerged around the same time periods in history, the 1950s and 1960s, and artists from both generally got their inspiration from the Dada movement, which developed in the early 20th century. The movement altered how people viewed art, and it presented a variety of new methods and styles. Dada artists, also known as Dadaists, believed in showing their anti-war beliefs through their artwork. The Dada movement produced a different style of art, and pieces created controversy because they were outside the realm of what society considered art and what was expected and acceptable. This set in motion a chance for artists to be able to create the kind of artwork that inspires them, even though it was considered unorthodox. Even though they were controversial, many pieces that were created during Dada heavily influenced other styles of art to come after, such as Neo-Dada and Pop art. The influence of Dada can be seen in Robert Rauschenberg’s work, who was a Neo-Dadaist, and it can also be seen through Andy Warhol’s work, a Pop artist. Even though Dada affected both artists, they created very different pieces. This paper will analyze Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans and Rauschenberg’s White Painting (Three Panel) and discuss how they were impacted differently by the Dada movement, and why they are each considered to be different styles of artwork. The time in history of each artist was the same, and the same movement influenced them both, but the outcome of the art that they each created was incredibly different....

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...ists’ goal and intention was to show their radical pieces and have them displayed in popular fine art museums is ironic and shows how anti-art they both were. The idea of the readymade is credited to Marcel Duchamp, and it is one of the century’s most significant developments for artists that came after him. These were simple items of everyday use that artists used, and sometimes modified, in order to create a work of art. Warhol used everyday objects in his artwork, which unquestionably originated from viewing Duchamp’s experimentation with the readymade art, and using objects as the subjects. From Duchamp, Andy Warhol realized that common household objects, advertisements, newspapers, and actual people were all available to him to utilize as objects for his art. Because of this influence, Warhol was able to use Campbell soup cans as his inspiration for his piece.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that pop art questions the traditions of fine art and incorporates images from popular culture. neo-dada is an art trend that shares similarities in the method and intent to dada art pieces.
  • Explains that andy warhol produced many pieces of art in all different forms, including films, paintings, photography and printmaking. the silkscreen process was a revolutionary way for artists to mass-produce images.
  • Analyzes how andy warhol got many of his qualities from the dada movement, including his goal to shock, a fondness for celebrity, and using everyday objects.
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