Pop art started in the 60’, with the artists claiming that any form of mass product artifact can become fine art. Pop Art uses every aspect of mass culture, from advertising, iconic images, industrial objects to produce fine art crashing into modern Art galleries and Museums.
Pop Art Artists transform images of popular culture into Fine Art.
Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques for example Warhol pop art, best-known Pop art Artist
In its aspect of parody, Pop Art is fun, colorful in creating new cultural objects.
Materials relating to American history, folklore, or geography or considered to be typical of American culture, from a hamburger to a Cadillac. Many kinds of material fall within the definition of Americana artworks: paintings, prints and drawings; license plates or entire vehicles, household objects, tools and weapons; flags, plaques and statues, and so on. Nostalgia play a defining role in the subject.
Erotica (from the Greek ἔρως, eros—"desire") are works of art, including literature, photography, film, sculpture and painting, that deal substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing descriptions. The term is a modern word that describes the portrayal of the human anatomy and sexuality with high-art aspirations, differentiating such work from commercial pornography Possibly the oldest art form. Many cultures have created erotic art. The ancient Greeks painted sexual scenes on their ceramics, many of them famous for being some of the earliest sexual situations. and there are numerous sexually explicit paintings on the walls of ruined Roman buildings in Pompeii. In South America ancient people sculpted explicit scenes of sex into their pottery. Additionally, there has been a long tradition of erotic painting in Eastern cultures. In Japan, for example, appeared in the 13th century and continued to grow in popularity until the late 19th century when photography was invented. Similarly, the erotic art of China reached its popular peak during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty. In India, the famous Kama Sutra is an ancient sex manual that is still popularly read throughout the world.
The tradition was continued in Europe by other, more modern painters, such as Fragonard, Courbet, Millet, Balthus, Picasso, Edgar Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Egon Schiele, who served time in jail and had several works destroyed by the authorities for offending turn-of-the-century Austrian mores with his depictions of nude young girls. By the 20th century, photography became the most interesting media for erotic art.
Today, erotic artists thrive, although in some circles, much of the genre is still not as well accepted as the more standard genres of art such as portraiture and landscape. During the last few centuries, society has broadened its view of what can be considered as art and several new styles developed during the 19th century The acceptance and popularity of erotic art has pushed the genre into mainstream pop-culture.