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Art History: Pop Art Motifs That Still Influence Modern Design

Pop Art is a significant artistic movement that originates from 1950s Britain and early 1960s United States. It was suggestively named “pop” art due to the fact that it encapsulates popular contemporary imagery, usually removed from its initial context and combined with unrelated elements. It’s considered to perfectly represent the paradox of mass culture because it simultaneously employs mundane cultural objects, celebrities and symbolic items from advertising, news and comic books.

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20 Inspirational Photos of Romanian Cityscapes

Cities are where history is, if not necessarily made, than certainly written. Rural areas have peaceful tranquility, of course, but there is no denying that cities have life. Vibrant, agitated, awe-inspiring life. Walking down a city street you get to see so many things, all of which have a story behind them. From the people, to the buildings, the stores, and even the street art, every aspect of the city is teeming with life.

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The Influence of Mayan Culture in Contemporary Graphic Design

During my daily wondering throughout hundreds of websites, artist profiles and so on, I noticed that there are quite a few contemporary artworks that clearly have a Mayan influence – intended or not. So I thought to “put it on paper”! In the following rows you will find out some interesting stuff about this fascinating culture and I will also show you a couple of great contemporary artworks that were inspired by it.

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