Pop Art

An art movement that appeared in the mid-1950s and gained footing in the 1960s in the U.K. and U.S., pop art is a brash, bold and bright form of postmodernist art. It is characterized by familiar imagery that draws inspiration from sources in popular culture and media, aimed at celebrating everyday life and ordinary objects.

The art movement kicked off as a rebellion towards the rigid views of what constitutes art and the then traditional approaches to culture and art-making. The art genre was made immensely popular by some of the biggest names in the world of art, such as James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol.

Why is Yayoi Kusama obsessed with Pumpkins?

A life without art would be soundless, tasteless, and shapeless; essentially, an abyss. A life without art would be dull because art is beneath the structure of everything and anything that matters. No one recognizes its fundamental need to society and audiences more than artist Yayoi Kusama does. Yayoi Kusama has consolidated a name for …

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David Hockney’s Pool with Two Figures broke an important record

David Hockney is one of Britain’s most influential artists of the 20th century. Hockney is well known in other parts of the world as well, thanks to his internationally recognized works. For instance, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has long been the meeting spot for the stars and celebrities, has a mural created by the …

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Yayoi Kusama’s most outstanding sculptures – Pumpkins & Flowers

Celebrating her 90th birthday in 2019, Yayoi Kusama is a leading Japanese artist and legend as far as art is concerned. While she deliberately makes unique pieces that can withstand the wear and tear of the outdoors, she is renowned for reproducing her art on a monumental scale when need be. Her career spans over …

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Yoshitomo Nara’s paintings & drawings: Cute or dark and frightening?

Yoshitomo Nara was born in Hirosaki, Japan, in 1959 and is a Japanese artist whose work has been exhibited around the world. He lives and works in Tokyo, and Japanese popular culture plays an influential role in his world. Nara studied at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, receiving his B.F.A. (1985) …

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Richard Jackson’s Bad Dog pees on prestigious Californian art collection

Richard Jackson’s Bad Dog was installed as part of the artist’s Orange County Museum of Art retrospective. The installation, titled simply as Bad Dog, was a giant 28-foot temporary sculpture of a black Labrador urinating yellow paint on the museum walls for his exhibition titled Ain’t Painting a Pain. It was an immediate hit. Crowds …

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Christian Marclay: 7 stained glass windows you won’t see in any cathedral

As part of the reopening of Palais De Tokyo, Christian Marclay has designed a series of glass windows overlooking the Avenue du Président-Wilson. The Swiss and American artist, whose work explores the connections between sound and visual art, uses onomatopoeias taken from comic books as graphic expressions of noise. Seven Windows encapsulates sound through glass. …

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Yoshitomo Nara’s shining dog sculptures – What you should know

Yoshitomo Nara is a well-known and influential Japanese contemporary artist who lives and works in Nasushiobara. He grew up in post-Pacific War Japan. For some reason, throughout his work, he usually channels memory of his lonely childhood into his sculptures and paintings, evoking the viewers to revisit their own childhood memories. His projects and artwork …

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Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Trees covers entire buildings in New York

In celebration of Yayoi Kusama’s past retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art earlier in 2012, two off-site projects took place. In one of them, Kusama’s rhythmic dotted “Yellow Tree motif transformed a construction site in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan into a giant canvas. A detail of the original painting Yellow Trees (1994) …

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