Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Pop Art & Dada Art Exhibit Opening
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Pop Art & Dada Art Exhibit Opening

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | By Heather Shores | 50 views

Upper School students in the "Pop-A Dada" iPeriod completed original works of art inspired by the Dada Art movement and the Pop Art movement, with an exhibit opening in the Zelle Gallery. The Dada art movement began in Europe and was a reaction to the horrors of World War I as well as a rejection of the conventional art styles of the time. Dada artists created sculptures, paintings, and collages with everyday objects and images, stressing the unusual or absurd. The Pop art movement was, in part, inspired by Dada artists and began in the U.K. in the 1950s. Like Dada art, Pop art was a reaction to post-war society and used images and illustrations often inspired by the commercialism and consumerism of the time. Pop artists like Andy Warhol often used modern advertisements and even comic book images  in their artwork, with vivid colors and bold designs. Darlington students studied both styles of art during their spring semester iperiod, then created original artwork for display.