Saturday, April 27, 2013
I really found the pop art interesting that we saw in class this week. Pop art takes objects from everyday life and turns them into art. For example, the Campbell's Tomato Soup can. Although this pop art is simple and was not always popular and considered worthy of being art, I think the pop art is very unique and helps represent the thoughts of the people at the time. Pop art was popular in the 1950s in the United States. Instead of focusing on things that not as many people knew about, pop art gave people a chance to enjoy art that portrayed everyday life. Everyone knows what a Campbell's soup can is and everyone knows about Coca-Cola. Pop art really helped to get everyday ideas across at the time and show what feelings people had in general during the time. For me, I thought it was cool to see art portray something that we are still familiar with today in our culture. Many of the items pop art represents are still present in our culture today. This shows what an impact small everyday items that people take for granted have had on US society.