Art which is based on images of mass consumer culture. Pop art was initially regarded as a reaction from abstract expressionism because its exponents brought back figural imagery and made use of impersonal handling. It was seen as a descendant of Dada because it debunked the seriousness of the art world and embraced the use or reproduction of commonplace subjects. Comic books, advertisements, packaging, and images from television and the cinema were all part of the iconography of the movement.
(Ian Chilvers e John Glaves-Smith (orgs.). Oxford Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2009. Adaptado.)
Uma obra representativa do movimento artístico retratado no texto está reproduzida em:
(Roy Lichtenstein, Mulher no banho, 1963.)
(Edvard Munch, O grito, 1910.)
(René Magritte, A raiva dos deuses, 1960.)
(Kazimir Malevich, Quadrado negro, 1923.)
(Jackson Pollock, Número 3, 1949)