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What is Pop Art (and How Can You Bring Pop Art into Your Home)?

April 9, 2018 8:00 am

Studying each art movement gives a peek into the culture of the people of that particular time. It’s quite fascinating to see how each art movement formed and how it affected society. Today, the art world is bursting with art inspired by nearly every movement.

Whether you like the classic look of Dutch paintings on canvas or the thought-inducing content of surrealism, the art you display in your home contributes to the style and atmosphere in your home. Pop art-inspired pieces are trendy today, and many individuals continue to seek out pop art for their homes.

What is pop art?

According to the Tate Gallery, pop art is “an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and flourished in the 1960s in America and Britain, drawing inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture.” During this time artists created the movement as a way to “connect” with their art; they felt disconnected to the traditional paintings and art in museums. Instead, these pop artists drew their inspiration from popular culture, popular music, comic books, and even advertising. Remember Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup cans? That is the perfect example of pop art.

Many pieces of pop art can be described as simple yet bold images of everyday items (e.g., the Campbell soup cans). The colors used were bright and vivid, and the images themselves could be easily mass produced.

Other pioneers in this visual art movement include Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist.

Bringing Pop Art in your home

Perhaps you already have prints of your favorite pop art pieces hanging in your home? Perhaps you’ve created your pop art pieces and want to print, mount, and display them in your home? If so, Baboo’s range of products is ideal for pop art pieces.

  • Film and art scanning: This is often the first step for artists who have created original pieces of art and would like prints made. Remember that mass production was a cornerstone of the pop art movement! Easily create prints by allowing us to scan your art; we can scan your art up to 42″ x 144″ at a resolution of either 300 dpi or 600 dpi.
  • Plexiglas mounting: The ultra non-glare Plexiglas mounting excels at showcasing the bright colors of a work of art. When paired with Kodak metallic paper, the 1/8″ thick Plexiglas picks up the brilliance of vivid colors of the image and makes them pop.
  • Metal prints: When opting for metal prints, we recommend printing only saturated images and graphics, which can suit pop art pieces quite nicely. Like the Plexiglas mounting, metal prints shine when it comes to highlighting bright colors and vivid details.

How can Baboo Digital serve you?

Have you created the perfect piece of art inspired by the pop art movement? We would love to hear about your latest project! Send us a message, and we can get started on a quote for you. You’ll have pop art adorning your walls in no time.