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pop art

noun
1.
an art movement that began in the U.S. in the 1950s and reached its peak of activity in the 1960s, chose as its subject matter the anonymous, everyday, standardized, and banal iconography in American life, as comic strips, billboards, commercial products, and celebrity images, and dealt with them typically in such forms as outsize commercially smooth paintings, mechanically reproduced silkscreens, large-scale facsimiles, and soft sculptures.
Also, Pop Art.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
Related forms
pop artist, noun
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  • And appropriation was born, affecting everything from pop art to musical sampling.
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  • Paper lanterns, cherry wood furnishings and kitschy pop art grace the interior.
  • Marks went through several different phases, from abstract painting to pop art to folk art compositions.
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  • Audiences have lost the feeling for revelation and challenge that vital pop art once regularly provided.
British Dictionary definitions for pop art

pop art

noun
1.
a movement in modern art that imitates the methods, styles, and themes of popular culture and mass media, such as comic strips, advertising, and science fiction
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pop art in Culture

pop art definition


Art that uses elements of popular culture, such as magazines, movies, popular music, and even bottles and cans. (See also Andy Warhol.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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