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

Other Words from pop art

pop artist noun, often capitalized P

Examples of pop art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The walls also feature a special pop art piece created by Turchin that features a silhouette of Bugs Bunny behind blocks of color. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 21 Dec. 2021 The dialogue might not always sing today, but his combination of the lyrical and the extraterrestrial — the pop art and the art — remains masterful. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 14 Dec. 2021 Anavim turns to an array of materials and techniques for his works that include collages, acrylic paints and blends of different mediums, with all for the art inspired by pop art and street art. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 The energetic design is a nod to pop art, for which the artist is known for, while the geometric patterns reference the sporty 8 Series Gran Coupé’s contours. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 4 Sep. 2021 Rooms have been updated in recent years with hardwood flooring, elevated beds with storage underneath, and subtle Disney touches like Mickey Mouse pop art. Tarah Chieffi, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2021 More than just an influence, Kirby was also at the heart of the pop art movement -- literally. Roy Schwartz, CNN, 4 Nov. 2021 We were inspired by Japanese garbage cans and Danish telephone booths, things that feel a little retro but are pop art in color. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 14 Aug. 2021 Ziploc plastic containers are positioned as a kind of pop art. New York Times, 8 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of pop art

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Pop art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20art. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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