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Works of pop art that turned the world of art upside down

Pop-Art is an artistic trend that started at the end of the 1950s in Great Britain and the United States.

Some of Pop-Art’s works have upset the art scene in the second half of the 20th century. They were understood as a form of arrogance, also due to the personalities of the artists behind this new direction.

Turquoise Marilyn

Undoubtedly, “Turquoise Marilyn” is the work of Pop-Art that has had the greatest impact on the worlds’ view on art. Andy Warhol (1928-1967), undisputed master of this modern movement, contributed especially with this work (26X26 painting) to the enduring image of the plastic and the myth of the American cinema icon Marilyn Monroe.

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Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?

Even if the English photographer David Hamilton (1922-2017) is world famous for his photos in romantic blur, he is nevertheless one of the forerunners of the artistic current which is Pop-Art. In particular, he created one of Pop-Art’s most famous works that shook the world of art up until today: a collage entitled “Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing”?

Au fait, qu'est-ce qui différencie et rend les foyers d'aujourd'hui si attirants

In The Car

Under the influence of advertising and that of the US Comics, the American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) made his debut in Pop-Art in 1961. The notable peak of his existence in Pop-Art was two years later when “In The Car” realized in 1963 reached record prices. With regard to the Entablature Series, it disappeared in the attacks of September 11 in New York.



Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), known for his part in the Dada movement, is at the same time one of the most important precursors of Pop-Art in the United States with many works including “Odalisk”, a work plastic, composed of oil, watercolor, pencil, pastel, paper, fabric, photographs, printed reproductions, newspapers, metal, glass, pillows, wooden poles and lamps on a wooden structure with a stuffed cock that dates back to 1958.

Odalish Rauschenberg

I was a rich man’s Plaything

Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) is an early Scottish artist of Pop-Art in Great Britain. After the revolution in England in the late 1940s, his first work “I was a rich man’s Playthings” of 1947 became a true hymn to the color and lightness of American advertising.

I was a Rich Man's Plaything 1947 by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005

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