Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it. Pop art and minimalism are considered to precede postmodern art, or are some of the earliest examples of Post-modern Art themselves.
In the mid-1950’s Pop art went from something small into something big, eventually finding its way to the United States. A good portion of the popularity had to do with the music and Hollywood of the time period, with a lot of the art borrowing heavily from abstract expressionism. There is a lot of culture, or rather marketing when it comes to Pop art. It became one of the first truly viral movements in the world, finding fame far beyond the painting industry and developing commercial appeal. Notable artists in this movement were Eduardo Paolozzi, Andy Warhol and Alex Katz. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.