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How do we Really Define Pop Art?

One of the most famous art genres that most artists of today are banking on is called Pop Art. This particular movement of art is actually a counter to consumerism and is a direct commentary on the rising popular culture in the West. Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns are only few famous people popular for their works in this art movement.

 

Arts, Pop Art

 

Even if Pop Art is considered to originate in Britain during the mid 50s, some artists would consider the late 50s as the rise of this modern art movement with sculptures, paintings as well as music being produced at this time.

The Pop Art movement suits images that can be found in the popular culture as well as neo-cultural objects and remakes these things as art. This particular movement is considered to be the counterpart of the famous art movement during these times which is abstract expressionism. Most of these objects being suited as art are expected to have fresh meanings as well as a comment that is external to their original form.

The considered perpetrators of the Pop Art movement are called The Independent Group, founded in Britain during the early 50s. This particular group is composed of young painters, writers as well as critics who were questionable of the norms in the then movement, abstract expressionism. Their arguments revolve around the implications of pop culture on avenues such as movie, product design, comic books, sci-fi as well as science and technology.

If you are interested to know about different techniques as well as the artists behind them, here is a list of the famous pop artists in their generation:

  1. Jasper Johns’ Icons

            Pop art is popular of creating imagery based on mundane things, or those objects that can be seen in everyday life. Pop Art capitalizes on creating new angles of the imagery which then turn these mundane objects into icons. For instance, Jasper Johns’ ‘Flag’ is one of the most famous art form under the movement. This particular painting is an image of the American flag, which he had a dream about. Johns explored on using the canvass to represent an image which is already inherent in the minds of those who would see the artwork.

  1. Robert Rauschenberg and Ephemerality

            One of the earliest artists who is famous for integrating real and tangible items and art is Dada. Collage, as this particular medium is called, is one medium that has been explored by pop artists in their pieces, that is, combining everyday things into their works. Rauschenberg is another artist famous for mixing a number of ephemeral objects like magazines, images from TV and films and the likes in order to create an artwork. Using this medium, Rauschenberg was able to explore so much and created almost any art form that he wished.

  1. Roy Lichtenstein and Parody

            One of the most distinctive techniques in the Pop Art movement is seen through the use of humor in order to comment and critique a particular popular culture. Roy Lichtenstein is one of the most famous artists known to use comic strips as his medium. Through altering the contexts as well as the words of a popular comics, Lichtenstein has made famous works and further the wants of producing massively these kinds of artworks which is one of the most defining characteristics of Pop Art.

Because Pop art is known to combine everyday object and alter its meanings into something that is different from its original state, one can use mundane things that could be found at home such as fences especially Calgary best fences, furniture, magazines or even old books.

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TIPS ON HOW TO SAFELY SHOP ONLINE

There’s nothing like staying at the comforts of our home and getting what we want delivered to our doorstep in an instant. Gone are the days when delivering items could take at least a month to arrive and not on its best state too. Now we have express lanes and counters. The world is so fast-paced that it’s hard catching up. It’s no surprise now that with the advancement of technology that we get to order what we want at just the click of our mouse and a tap on the screen. There is a myriad of shops online and it’s hard to pick which one to trust.

TIPS ON HOW TO SAFELY SHOP ONLINE

These tips below will aid you in buying online safely and securely:

Don’t be gullible

Most of the time when a big offer pops up, it gets our attention immediately. Always check if it’s a legit one because there are a lot of scams and bogus sellers everywhere. Remember the old adage: “If it’s to goof to be true, it probably is not”. This is especially rampant during the holidays seasons where people are going crazy buying and spending for gifts and these scammers uses the opportunity to lure you into getting that unbelievable deal.

Make sure the site is reliable

Look for the very popular ones because they are the most trusted online. Not only do you get the best price but you get the best quality from them. Make sure also that it’s not a rip off of the right site. Sometimes, fraudsters would make similar-looking websites to lure customers in.

Use your own WiFi

When you use your own WiFi, you can be ensured that your account will not be at risk of hacking. Sometimes the use of public WiFi can be an avenue for scammers to get your information online without you knowing about it. It’s unsecure and they can be attacked very easily. Also, you can make sure that the connection you have will not fail in time of any purchases is made.

Use a reliable financial service

Most financial service giver or banks recommend that you use your credit card and not your debit card. Unlike your credit card, your debit card is more prone to greatly affect you because it’s linked to your other credit accounts or funds and also it cannot limit your monetary spending.

Always check the progress financial transactions

Just because you are done with the first step in buying online, don’t take anything for granted and check the progress of the transaction. Did my payment go through to the seller? Is my address on the site correct? Did you pay the exact amount of money? Make sure that what’s on your cart is the correct item. Contact the seller if the item is in the way. Always check if the deal that is agreed is being followed.

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Five Museums Around the World That You Need to Visit

Five Museums Around the World That You Need to Visit

If you are into arts, one of the best places to go to in order to witness the beauty of different artworks is museums. Watching works of art over the web is good, but there is nothing that could defeat the experience and the impression you will gain when you these works up close and personal. Moreover, museums are representations of the history, the art as well as the culture of a particular country thus, when you are an art lover slash traveler, you should never miss going to museums.

There are tons and tons of museums in the world which contains priceless artworks in them. Here is a list of the world’s top museums that any curator, traveler or art lover needs to see before they die!

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

This famous museum is house for different famous artworks such as The Big Apple, The Met which is one great exhibition of the Egyptian art technique, the armor of Henry VIII as well as Washington Crossing the Delaware. When you are in the place, don’t forget to see the Costume Institute as well.

2. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

This amazing museum is one of the most moving museums ever built in the world for it shows the artworks that this museum contains all horrors that was experienced by the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The power and the impression that this museum creates is beyond the power of words. When you are in the place, don’t forget to pay a visit to the “Genocide: The Threat Continues” which is a display about the places that are mostly to commit genocide today.

3. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

This art gallery is home for the famous works of popular artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo Da Vinci. When you visit this museum, the feels will be like going back to the Renaissance period because it has a lot of art works that come from this era. When in the place, don’t forget to take a look of the famous painting The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.

4. The Louvre, Paris

Because it is home for works such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Lacemaker, the question that will consume the minds of its visitors is not necessarily what artwork to see but where to begin! If you are paying a visit to the Eiffel Tower in the city of Love and visit the Louvre Museum, don’t forget to wonder and gaze at the Mona Lisa.

5. National Archaeological Museum, Athens

With a total of 11,000 artworks inside it, the National Archaeological Museum is the biggest museum that is build in Greece and is home for the many works of art that dates back at the Stone Age. When you pay a visit, don’t forget to see the Antikythera mechanism, which could track the movements of planets, sun and the moon which also is advanced for its time that scientists of today don’t necessarily know the reason why this amazing mechanism has been built.