Rauschenberg And Warhol Pop Art Movement

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Rauschenberg and Warhol Pop Art Movement Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol are two of the most influential characters in the history of modern art. Both artists emerged around the same time but had such different depictions of “Pop art”. Pop art was the movement of the 1950's and 1960’s, which brought much controversy. It was mainly concerned with the concept of commercial products and mass media being the center of the art pieces. Popular culture was a major theme in the works of this time where many things were changing. A time in which the Post World War II generation grew into the hippie generation, the cold war was at it's height, the Vietnam war was lost, key celebrities began to appear, America became increasingly industrialized. As a result of “Pop Art” screen-printing arrived to the world of fine arts. The sixties were a time of social and political change in America, and the art world was not left untouched. Early in the decade the new movement focused on popular culture and national icons began to develop. It was appropriately named Pop art. Many critics were scared of Pop art because they were not sure whether it was embracing or imitating popular culture. Robert Rauschenberg was a forerunner to the much-recognized pop art of the 60's. In Rauschenberg’s works such as 'Bed' he demonstrates the use of everyday objects in his artwork, much like pop art. Although Rauschenberg was such a big influence during the time Andy Warhol is more widely known for being the “king” of pop art. Labeled, the founding father of the movement, Andy Warhol was able to reveal society's fascination with mass culture and allowed it to become the main subject of art it self. Using many techniques such as isolation, repetition and color placement, Warhol brought to the world of art his views on materialism, politics, economics and the media. Although the two artists were
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