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6 Famous Artists Who Defined the Vibrant Pop Art Movement

Following the popularity of the Abstract Expressionists, Pop Art breathed new life into the modern art scene during the mid-1950s until the late ‘70s. Artists of the movement aimed to bridge the gap between “high” and “low” culture in order to make art accessible to people of all backgrounds. They borrowed and deconstructed images of consumer and popular culture, often showcasing ordinary objects in a new and colorful light.

In contrast to the emotionally-charged works of Abstract Expressionists, Pop Art artists created works that were composed and ambivalent. They wanted to challenge to values of mass culture, post-war manufacturing, and the media boom. Read on to discover six famous artists who defined the radical movement.

Here are six iconic artists who dominated the Pop Art movement.

 

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, 1968 (Photo via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

When you think of the Pop Art movement, the first artist who

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10 Best Disney “Art Of” Books Every Fan Should Check Out

Disney has created a series of books known as the “Art Of” line, featuring incredible art from Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and everything in between.

The Walt Disney Company has produced some breath-taking movies over the years, but in both their live-action and animated worlds, the aesthetic of these cinematic universes is incredibly important. The creation of concept art and storyboards is, therefore, a crucial part of the production process.

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In the past few years especially, Disney has focused on creating a series of books known as the Art Of line. Each new film (especially from their animation departments) receives a book dedicated to all of the intricate visual design that went into creating these projects. From Lucasfilm, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Marvel Studios, there’s a whole range of phenomenal books to explore.

10 Coco

The Art Of Coco - Miguel standing on the leaf bridge in the land of the dead

Coco is

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New vinyl art in Chapel Hill aims to inspire diversity and community resilience

Downtown Chapel Hill welcomed the installation of four new vibrant pieces of vinyl art last week, featuring work by local artists Renzo Ortega, Luis Franco, Antonio Alanís and Kiara Sanders.

Melissa Bartoletta, Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture marketing and communications coordinator, said once the pandemic hit, the division was looking for ways to reallocate money and brighten downtown spaces while highlighting the art of people of color in the community. They put out a call in the fall of 2020 for pieces that would reflect inclusion, diversity and community resilience to display on the walls and windows of downtown businesses.  

Artist Antonio Alanís created a vinyl piece called “We, Too, Sing America,” a homage to Langston Hughes and his poem “I, Too,” which for Alanís embodies the idea of a metaphorical table and who gets a seat. Alanís said this conception of opportunity is well suited to an existence

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Non-Fungible Tokens Could Change ‘Culture, Period,’ Says Art Specialist

This past week, you may have noticed people online discussing the merits of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), whether they’re digital NBA Top Shot collectibles or the new album from Kings of Leon, the latter of which will apparently be sold as an NFT.

The new digital art form may be hard to grasp. But advocates of it say that it’s a cutting-edge development sure to impact many areas of culture. And if you’re waiting for a sign that NFTs are legit, just be aware that Christie’s, the international auction house, is offering a single lot sale of a piece by digital artist Mike Winkelmann (better known as Beeple).

For those who aren’t familiar, though, NFTs are similar to cryptocurrency and can be stored in a digital wallet or ledger. Put simply, an NFT is “a long string of letters and numbers that constitute a unique code,” as Noah Davis, a

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