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  • September 14, 2018
  • Osnat Tzadok

Pop-Art Techniques, Styles and Colors

Since its arrival, pop art has become the most popular form of artistic expression. In fact, its impact is so huge on global culture that the introduction of pop art is termed as a revolution. It began to gain popularity in the United Kingdom and soon spread to the other parts of the world. Even though it began during the mid-1950s, it's still quite popular in the modern world.

Every now and then, you will come across a piece of pop art. Currently, it finds its uses in Advertisements, banners as well as comics. It is also used as the traditional art form, that is, to express a certain emotion. The main points, one might want to keep in mind while considering pop art techniques are the following:

What it takes inspiration from:

The main inspirations of pop art are regular items we use in our day-to-day lives. A water bottle, tumbler, mobile phone, anything could be an inspiration for an artist of this genre. The motive is to connect with the viewer on a fundamental level. When a person sees an item he or she uses regularly, he is able to relate with the image quickly.

The context of the image:

The context is the most important part of an image. The most attractive feature of these images is the unusual context and object used. This was the chief reason behind the success and huge popularity of this art form. It's also the reason why it is so popular in the current world. So while creating a piece of pop art, you'd be placing a regular item of daily use in an unconventional place. Some of the most successful artists who performed this task skillfully were Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.

Combining humor with art:

Pop art is incomplete without good humor. Irony and satire are two of the most important aspects of this art form. As stated before, one combines a usual item with an unconventional setting. To display a unique connection, you'll have to use satire or irony. It will make the artwork more attractive and sensible. Otherwise, it'd be too difficult for the viewer to interpret the artwork properly. Apart from that, as pop art has become popular in advertising, you can see a large number of examples in this field. Advertisers use wit and humor in these artworks to ensure that the viewer admires it considerably and remember the message of the art too.

Using colors that strike attention

Advertisers began using pop art highly because of its ability to grab the attention quickly. It does so because it uses bright and vivid colors. You should take a look at some of the famous pieces of pop-art and you will see the extensive use of bright colors. In total, the ability of pop art to connect with the viewer makes it one of the most powerful media in the modern world. Whether you want to boost customers or master art, you'll be able to do so with the help of pop art.

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