Kalamarie Goes Pop, With The Rest Of The World!
How are you today?
Tuesday is our favourite blog. We get to talk about the art that inspires us, that is current and alive. And this week we had to make zero effort in finding an art form that we could bring to you, thanks to the Tate Modern’s in London and its impressive take on Pop Art for this year’s exhibition, “The World Goes Pop”.
In its synopsis, the exhibition is described as explosive and even the short wait to 17th Septepmber, when it opens, is too long for us. We really can’t wait!
What is so thrilling about it is that it is said to connect the modern art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showcasing the response of the world to the pop phenomenon.
Its promise is quite unique:-
“Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest, and folk – all will be explored and laid bare in eye-popping Technicolor and across many media, from canvas to car bonnets and pinball machines”.
What was so refreshing about pop art, was that, with its exploration and depiction of everyday objects, and its use of colour and explicit graphics, it brought art to the masses.
A further fact Kalamarie was thrilled to read about in last week’s Stylist Magazine, was that it was a thoroughly feminist movement of art. Not only did it present women in a different light – the female muse of pop art has an edge; it also welcomed many female artists into the scene. The article is truly fascinating and we ecourage you to read it.
It is perhaps paradoxical that a career in Art, so attune with sensitivity and delicacy, is perhaps one in which women have found it hardest to jump to the surface historically and where overcoming gender prejudice has been hardest.
So, to all people touched by pop art (and that is all), let us share the brilliance of the exhibition about to commence at Tate Modern, and let us thrive in the knowledge that it is a movement which female artists conquered masterfully.
If you go to see the exhibition, do let us have your thoughts. We would be delighted to hear from you.
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