Pop Icon Sculptures
There are multiple art styles and forms, and pop icons are usually not considered to be as important for the history of art as other tendencies. This article discusses why it’s not the case.
What Are Pop Icon Sculptures?
When you think about art, a few things might come to mind. The Mona Lisa, Munch’s ‘Scream,’ Michelangelo’s paintings, and Piccasso’s works are some examples.
However, it’s not very frequent that someone thinks about gigantic Crayola markers or Elvis Presley iconography. Even so, they have become as relevant as the previously mentioned works, and they are some general examples of pop icon sculptures.
Pop sculptures, also known as pop icon sculptures, are popular iconographies that represent some of the most famous objects and people in the contemporary world.
Unlike other works of art, pop icon sculptures are not relevant because they’re particularly challenging to make (even though they can be). Instead, they are famous because thousands (if not millions) of people know them, hence the term ‘pop,’ which comes from ‘popular.’
Why Do Pop Icon Sculptures Exist?
Pop icon sculptures exist due to many reasons. However, they help society represent some of the most crucial figures in its recent history. When someone makes a sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in her famous pose, for example, they’re probably representing beauty, femininity, and tragedy.
At the same time, pop icon sculptures help others legitimize their feelings for certain figures or things. There are sculptures of famous people all over the world, who have been society’s idols and become martyrs or heroes due to their impact on the modern world or because of their life’s history.
Traditional artists with more conservative beliefs might think that pop icon sculptures are not as relevant as other types of art. Nonetheless, you should remember that art is always a representation of societal ideas of the time, so these representations are just as valid.
When Did Pop Icon Sculptures Originate?
There is no specific date on which pop icon sculptures originate. However, a fantastic starting point that you could consider might be Andy Warhol’s art. Even though Andy Warhol did not specifically represent pop icons as we know them today, he did make art that purely showed day-to-day objects. Therefore, he was a precursor to this movement.
Are Pop Icon Sculptures Still Relevant?
Pop icon cultures are immensely relevant still. Overall, many people would agree in saying that since social media was born, society is less engaged with art.
However, pop icon sculptures give art a whole new meaning. Instead of being something that’s solely for people of high society, it’s achievable and it now includes everything from the beautiful paintings in the Louvre to the Selena Quintanilla statues in Corpus Christi.
Everyone has different views of what art represents and what it should be. Nonetheless, pop icon sculptures have changed the course of the world in the sense that they have allowed people to experience the artistic path in a very different way.
Why Pop Icon Sculptures Shape Society
As was mentioned before, pop icon sculptures have changed the way people perceive life. Since they represent daily objects, situations, and famous characters, they allow anyone to feel identified with their themes.
Originally, art was solely destined for those in high society. As it has become more accessible to everyone, pop icon sculptures are more relevant because they bring art itself closer to the public.
Famous people have also allowed pop icon sculptures to be even more crucial for societal views. Since the birth of ‘fangirling’ and fanbases in general, people often look up to the people they love the most, and these characters serve them as a source of inspiration to get up in the morning, complete their daily to-dos, and even make art themselves.
Due to the existence of pop icon sculptures, people can feel legitimized. You now know that you’re not the only fan of Elvis Presley out there and that there are others who also love Nirvana.
Examples of Pop Icon Sculptures
There are multiple examples of pop icon sculptures, but some of the most famous ones are probably in the following places:
- The Wax Museum – shows the most relevant pop icons in history
- Hard Rock Cafes – they usually have several pop icon figures and pictures
- Pop museums
With a unique style and vivid colors, Dorit Levinstein invites you to step into a universe of beautiful forms and graceful shapes. Her sculptures show elegance without forgetting the most important aspects of the contemporary world.
Dorit Levinstein creates repetitive rhythmic patterns, which some might say resemble pop songs. Even though her sculptures look straightforward, she puts deep work and thought into them to guarantee that each one is a new sophisticated, and creative product.
Pop icon sculptures are just as relevant as other art pieces. Even though conservative artists and connoisseurs might not say the same, they have shaped modern societal thought, and they will continue to do so.
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