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The initiators and the protagonists of Pop Art.
Pop Art, which reached its peak in the sixties, was born as a form of rebellion against traditional approaches to art and culture and then evolve into a radical questioning of modern society, consumer culture, the role of ‘ artist and works.
Pop artists have focussed on challenging the concepts of artistic canon and “originality” by incorporating into their work the imagination of mass culture. Drawing on advertising slogans, famous faces of Hollywood, the language of comics and packaging of consumer products, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and others reproduced consciously everyday images and popular.
At the same time, Pop Art downsized role of the individual and challenged the concept of originality through the use of mechanized processes such as screen printing. As the salt of the mirrors, the works resulting bring into question the basic ideas and desires of contemporary culture, as well as his being a simulacrum in which images, surrogates and representations come to define the experience of the “real”.
In this book, Tilman Osterwold explores styles, sources and protagonists of Pop Art phenomenon. From the aesthetics of comics Lichtenstein’s face multiplied by Warhol Marilyn, you’ll discover how a movement to challenge the icons of his time ended up produce of its own.
“… An essential reading for anyone working with modern media or interested in this fascinating illegitimate art ‘serious’. Two thumbs up! ”
Blunt Magazine, St Leonards, Australia
Tilman Osterwold studied art history, archeology, philosophy and psychology, earning his PhD in art history in 1969. After teaching at the university for many years, he was director of the Württembergischer Kunstverein from 1973 to 1993. He has organized numerous exhibitions and published widely on the topic of art and culture of the twentieth century.
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