PADRE DELLA POP ART

By Karina Andrianova

Eduardo Paolozzi’s exhibition is now on at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Until 14 May visitors can see over 250 works including screen prints, collages and sculptures by the ‘Godfather’ of Pop Art. The artist, who would have turned 93 this March, is famous for transforming British post-war art. He was a co-founder of the “Independent Group” – creative people who aimed to challenge modernist approaches to culture in the 1950s. Through his works Paolozzi showed the contrast between consumer lifestyle in glossy magazines and post-war reality. In order to show false glamour in advertising of that time the artist used various materials such as science journals and comics for his compositions.

 

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