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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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Queer artists of color dominate 2021’s must-see LGBTQ art shows

As the world’s top art museums strive — like everyone — to return to some sense of normalcy after a year of pandemic-induced chaos, an exciting new landscape of LGBTQ-themed art shows has begun to unfold for 2021, one in which queer artists of color are perhaps better represented than they’ve ever been before.

From emerging talents like Naima Green, Salman Toor and Shikeith to more established artists like Zanele Muholi, Julie Mehretu and Laura Aguilar, Black and brown voices are headlining a bold lineup of global exhibitions by queer artists in the coming months.

Here are the top current and imminent shows that you should safely do your best to see — noting of course that museums are still subject to ever-shifting local lockdown restrictions. Temporary closings are noted below and accurate as of press time, but they are dependent on shifting pandemic winds.


Anastacia-Reneé: ‘(Don’t Be Absurd) Alice

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Artists say Cuba government agrees to dialogue, tolerance

HAVANA (AP) — A group of Cuban artists and intellectuals say they won an unusual government vow of greater tolerance for independent art on Saturday after a demonstration in front of the Culture Ministry.

About 20 artists had gathered Friday and the crowd grew to 200 by late night, when Vice Minister Fernando Rojas and the directors of several associations affiliated with the governing Communist Party met with delegates of the demonstrators until after midnight.

The officials agreed to talks on “an agenda of multiple topics with proposals by both sides,” said writer Katherine Bisquet. In addition, “We will be able to meet without being harassed in independent spaces. There is a truce for independent spaces.”

The demonstration, and official willingness to deal with the participants is unusual in a country whose government historically has had little tolerance for open protest, tends to label dissenters as tools of its enemies

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Google AR app update allows users to see dinosaurs, ancient sea creatures and artists’ masterpiece in their home

Credit: Google
Credit: Google

Google’s Arts and Culture application now lets you view prehistoric creatures and great artworks in augmented reality.

The new additions to the app are divided into four subsections: animals, space, history, and art. The app is available on both iPhones and Android phones.

In a blog post, the search giant promoted a number of ancient beings including the cambropachycope, a ancient crustacean whose head was covered in eyes.

Other animals include the duck-billed Amurosaurus dinosaur and the opabinia, a shrimp-like creature that lived 500 million years ago and had five eyes.

For space fans, Google has rendered the command module from Apollo 11 as well as Neil Armstrong’s A-7L spacesuit.

There is also a great array of artworks from famous artists including Da Vinci, Monet, and Japanese artist Hokusai.

As well as specific objects, Google has also rendered certain areas in augmented reality, such as

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