From the 1950s straight to the modern era, Pop Art is a great choice for those who like their homes to stand out from the rest. Based on a minimal style that showcases popular images in a colourful and sometimes surreal way, Pop Art definitely has the ‘cool’ factor. If you are keen to add some daring and eye-catching Pop Art pieces into your interior decor, our checklist will steer you in the right direction.
Pop Art was conceived as a creative movement to redirect art away from the elite and into the homes and minds of the masses. Painters and sculptors incorporated iconic images into their work, which could be recognized by everyone. The images were often reimagined so that they appeared a little abstract, giving them artistic credibility but also mainstream appeal. Today, there are many examples of Pop Art that are easily sourced so you too can enjoy this art movement. Think of posters advertising soft drinks, canned food and other consumables, and comic-book style prints and artwork.
Canvassing Your Style
The most stunning way to give your home a bit of Pop Art treatment is with a lovely big canvas or framed piece of art. By choosing a prominent place for your piece, you can work around it in the rest of the room, complimenting the colours within the art with other bright homewares and furniture. If you are looking for a large canvas but are not keen on an Andy Warhol price tag, there are many more affordable options, which can be ordered online and delivered to your door.
One of the most delightful aspects of Pop Art is its humour. Iconic images often get a cheeky make-over – the Mona Lisa wearing a moustache; the Queen in a wash of garish primary colour. Give yourself and guests something to smile about with a carefully chosen piece that oozes humour and a fun attitude, either on a cushion cover, integrated into a lamp base or in the art on the wall.
Make it ‘Pop’
Colour is the key. Pop Art goes all out to grab your attention, so if you want to try this style, don’t be shy! Think carefully about where your Pop Art pieces will go: if you want to pack a punch go for a large canvas with a comic-book print or a brightly coloured advertisement. Or if you like this style but are a little more reserved, try some funky crockery or tea towels, which you can still enjoy but are not ‘in your face’ every day of the week.
Get the look…
•Pop Art was conceived for the masses, so there is bound to be something from this popular art movement that can be enjoyed in almost every household.
•A large canvas is the best way to incorporate some Pop Art into your home. There is a huge selection of prints available online to browse through.
•You’ll find many Pop Art pieces that offer a humorous take on an iconic image. Have fun sourcing something that will always bring a smile to your face.
•Colour is huge in Pop Art – the bolder the better. This style is not for the faint hearted!
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