pop art

noun, often capitalized P&A

Definition of pop art

: art in which commonplace objects (such as road signs, hamburgers, comic strips, or soup cans) are used as subject matter and are often physically incorporated in the work

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Other Words from pop art

pop artist noun, often capitalized P

Examples of pop art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more than a decade, Thierry Guetta has been merging street art and pop art. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Nov. 25," 23 Nov. 2020 The show highlights five pillars of artistic discipline: pop art, figurative, abstract, realism, and photography/collage/print. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix's November First Friday art walk has been postponed: Here's what you need to know," 31 Oct. 2020 The show highlights five pillars of artistic discipline: pop art, figurative, abstract, realism, and photography/collage/print. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix's November First Friday art walk has been postponed: Here's what you need to know," 31 Oct. 2020 The show highlights five pillars of artistic discipline: pop art, figurative, abstract, realism, and photography/collage/print. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix's November First Friday art walk has been postponed: Here's what you need to know," 31 Oct. 2020 The series is designed as a way for adults to relax while creating their own bit of pop art to hang on their walls. Los Angeles Times, "The music gift guide to get you through 2021," 30 Oct. 2020 Koosha Azim, 17, a student in San Francisco, creates surrealist abstract pop art. NBC News, "How blockchain technology reached Christie's and changed the art world along the way," 27 Oct. 2020 No trip to Marfa is complete without a pilgrimage to the pop art installation of Prada, Marfa, nearly 40 miles outside of town. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Marfa, Texas is a beautiful somewhere in the middle of nowhere," 16 Oct. 2020 Themes repeat throughout the cutouts, many in common with pop art in general: aging and ads, the mythos of the ’50s American dream. Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Longreads, "Find Yourself," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pop art

1965, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Pop art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20art. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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pop art

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pop art

: art in which common objects (such as road signs, hamburgers, comic strips, or soup cans) are used or shown

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