It began in England with the Independent Group; these artists attended the Institute of Contemporary Art of London. The pop artists didn't relate to the art establishment. The art they were interested in belonged to mass culture. Discourse amongst the artists in the Independent Group originated the phrase Propaganda Art.
The styles and ideas of the mass media were employed by pop artists. They dissented from the art
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This art movement popped up in the United States in the 1960's. On this side of the pond, Pop Art was imbued with the upbeat attitude of the 1960's, especially from the beginning until the middle sixties, a more optimistic concept of life pervaded the U.S.A. in popular culture such as the portrayal of American life on TV and in the movies.
Pop Art: Characteristics
These are the attributes of Pop Art: It used advertising images, Hollywood stars, comic book characters, and other mass media subjects to produce art. The work was flat and used vivid colors, clean lines, parody, and sharp edged painting that defined the style.
Pop artists created record covers and ads for rock bands. This movement was all about consumerism, modern symbols, and urban influence.