Art is anything we make of it. It is defined by what we find exciting or creative, and that is the same idea that led to the advent of pop art. Pop art emerged in Britain as a reaction to mass media consumerism and popular culture. The response resulted in a movement that has revolutionized the art world ever since. It is distinctive from other forms of art due to its bright colors and bold, eclectic shapes, which are heavily influenced by the advertising industry.
The genesis of Pop art dates back to the 1950s, but it was not until the 1960s that the world felt its presence in America and Britain. It began as a resistance against the then-dominant approaches to art and culture. A couple of young artists challenged the traditional ideologies on what art should be; they felt that what was taught in art schools misrepresented the meaning of art as none of it made sense to them. Art school taught about ancient history while museums showcased items and narratives that were irrelevant to their lives. The young artists sort for relatable sources of art, things that they interacted with and saw around them daily. They could redefine the entire concept and turn to unconventional sources such as Hollywood movies, collectibles, product packaging, advertising, pop music, and pretty muchanything that could inspire them.Read Less