Pop Art Day is celebrated annually on January 28, and we are pumped up to once again lose ourselves in the aesthetic pleasures encapsulated in the world of arts. Can you believe that researchers have found that art has a way of improving reading and statistical abilities? Well, don’t go too far. If anything, we sure know that art is transcendental, and we all love to have it on our walls, clothes, desks, and all around us. We are all, in our own way, beautiful works of art.
History of Pop Art Day
Art is life. It is all around us if we would just take a moment to look. It is the rising of the sun each morning and the setting of the same. It is in the stars as they twinkle in a bright night sky, the little kids who run across the road, the young farm girl who sits on a stool and slowly milks her cows, the proud sailor who poses in his uniform.
Art has existed since the time of prehistoric man, over 70,000 years ago, with engravings and drawings of their day-to-day lives, hunts, animals, symbols, and events on cave walls. Over the years art has evolved, and so has its appreciation, especially with the works of such artists as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, which gained wide international acclaim in the renaissance period from the 14th to the 16th century.
The pop art revolution then took off in America and Britain, drawing insights from popular and commercial cultures. Pop art developed as a unique type of art in the 20th century as a result of younger artists of the period raising concerns that the art they were being taught in schools had almost nothing to do with their physical and contemporary lives. Art before the time was a field of abstract expressionism.
Pop art encompasses works of art featured in comics, cartoons, celebrities arts, newspapers, magazines, television, and advertisements arts, and any art with fun colors, catchy fonts, big words, bold and sharp designs. Pop art have since then gone on to impact another sphere of artistic works, as elements of the art have been appropriated into other arts.
Pop Art Day timeline
Prehistoric man makes engravings of their daily lives and events upon cave walls and hard surfaces.
The rise of artists such as Gerald Murphy, Marcel Duchamp, and Eduardo Paolozzi infuse elements of commercial culture in their arts to ridicule and reject traditional forms of artistic works.
The end of World War II brings prosperity to America, resulting in an explosion of popular and commercial culture which birthed the inspiration and thirst for a new type of art.
The revolution of art and the coining of the term ‘pop art’ by Lawrence Alloway is used to describe Richard Hamilton’s popular 1956 collage.
Pop Art Day FAQs
Who created pop art?
There have been several big figures in the field of pop art credited for creating and popularizing the act, but in truth, pop art has no single creator. Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist are the foremost artists in the field.
How do you make pop art?
Pop art takes from commonplace objects such as road signs, soup cans, hamburgers, media, celebrity images, and more to incorporate as art. You are free to play around as much and be as bold as you like.
Can pop art be studied?
Schools these days engage children in all types of arts including pop art. There are also several learning centers and art schools that teach pop art.
Pop Art Day Activities
The best way to celebrate Pop Art Day is to draw. Pop art utilize basic art styles that anyone can easily create. Get your colored pencils, crayons, and pads, and bring out your artistic talent.
Go to a pop culture museum
Pop culture museums now exist all around, and you can take the day to visit and lose yourself in the aesthetic wonders of pop art. If there’s no pop culture museum around you, get a comic book, magazine, or any pop-art-related material online and digest it.
Buy pop art
This is a good time to purchase pop art of your favorite celebrities, icons, or visuals to grace your walls. Several online vendors and stores sell them easily.
5 Fun Facts About Art
A form of storytelling
Since ancient times, Art has been used to tell stories and pass down events to future generations as seen in paintings and engravings of prehistoric men.
Many people use art as a way of self-expression, stress management, and exploring their emotions. Therapists occasionally suggest art therapy to those struggling with mental health issues as a way of expressing their pain.
Art in Olympics
Between 1912 and 1948, art, including painting, sculptures, and literature, inspired by sporting events were featured in the Olympics with medals awarded.
The meaning of ‘pop art’
Pop Art means ‘popular art’ because it is rooted in popular culture and because of its rapid popularity during its rise.
The major colors used in pop art are blue, yellow, and red because they are bold colors.
Why We Love Pop Art Day
It is another occasion to enjoy art
Pop Art Day draws our attention back to art. It helps us take a moment from our rigorous schedules to enjoy the pleasures only art can bring.
Pop art sends a message
Pop art, like every other type of art, tells stories that can be intriguing. The stories are usually engaging, colorful, and relatable, especially in comic books.
Pop art is fun
Pop art encompasses what we love about the world around us. From superheroes to celebrities, cans, fun art, and more, it kindles our imagination and gives aesthetic pleasure.
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