Industrial Art – A Look at the Large-Scale Impact of the 1960s Pop Art Movement on the World of Contemporary Art
A general definition of an art movement is any artistic creation that seems to move towards some specific goal. An art movement is generally defined as any art or music, which exhibits a general trend or direction in art, and/or with the formation of a particular group of artists over a certain period of time. In most cases, art movements are related to specific art mediums. A notable example of such an art movement would be the Fauvism movement in French art.
Expressionism was born out of the art movement known as Art Nouveau. The birth of this movement was due to the artistic expressions created by art artist Cubists including Picasso, Braque & Gris. Most artists associated their works or paintings by using different tools & techniques. Some of these include the use of different media, like brushstrokes, pencils, and other devices, which are associated especially with certain artists like Picasso, Veraainer and Renoir.
Expressionism is an art movement that is most commonly associated especially with the art painting of Cubists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This type of art movement uses mainly brushstrokes and vertical patterns in order to generate bold, unique and complex images. However, the most common elements of expressionism v. impressionism are similarity in shapes, colors, and the overall style of an image. Both Picasso’s and Braque’s art work are greatly influenced by Cubists like Goya, whom they learned from at the start of their careers.
Geometric art movements, on the other hand, use mainly flat surfaces like canvas, wood, metal etc., in order to generate different geometric figures. Examples of geometric art movements include Cubism, Fauvism, Pop Art, and Abstract Expressionism. All of these art movements have strong origins in the artistic tastes of the various artists who actually produced them. The most common geometric subjects are squares, rectangles, ovals, hexagons, and ellipses, which are generated through the application of mathematical concepts to create new shapes.
Pop and folk art movements, on the other hand, are characterized by the use of popular culture as the main theme or inspiration. Some examples of pop art include posters from the early 1960s featuring celebrities like John Lennon and Richard Nixon, which usually have a distinct stamp of individuality and play with popular cultural icons. Folk art movements, meanwhile, are often characterized by the use of pre-modern industrial materials, like canvas and found objects, in order to evoke a sense of texture, ambiance and tradition. Some examples of these art movements include the Pre-Raphaelites, whose works commonly feature illustrations from newspapers and magazines, and the British Group.
Both the Pop and folk art movements made a large-scale impact on the public. The Pop art style, in particular, was most influential in triggering a reaction from the public, especially in the United States. However, the US society as a whole rejected the concept of pop art as being too vulgar and uncool and instead focused more on issues of free expression and individualism. This created a void in the public’s appreciation of abstract expressionists, whose works were seen as lacking in consideration for the public interest. The large-scale reaction to the Pop art movement, therefore, paved way for the conceptualization of another art style, this time based on large-scale industry concerns.