“Pop art is a modern art movement, started in the 1950s, which uses the imagery, styles, and themes of advertising, mass media and pop culture.” (About Painting) Likely, you even know the names of some of the famous artists of this genre, like Roy Lichtenstein or Andy Warhol to name a couple.
This type of work is considered to be very modern, colorful, and fun. If you are decorating your home and you prefer modern styles or even 1960’s retro furnishings, a great way to color the walls is through this kind of work.
Making it Personal
Of course, when you get started, you have a couple of different choices. One of these is to go to the store and purchase reproductions of pop art created by famous artists or new styles of pop art. This can be a workable option since you can pick from a variety of colors and perhaps even whimsical designs.
However, you will not be personally attached to that image. It will just be something you put on the wall. What if you could choose pop art that will stand out and will offer you something with a personal attachment?
This is why you need to consider having one of your own pictures turned into pop art for your walls. This way, you will get to enjoy the best of both worlds: an image you love turned into a fun and bright picture.
What Makes Good Pop Art?
Now that you know you can turn your own pictures into pop art, you are probably wondering just exactly what picture to use. Since this is such a creative genre, the sky truly is the limit. You can think outside of the box and come up with neat and unique pictures. However, a few guidelines that will help you make the perfect decisions include the following:
- Close ups always look best. Just take a look at Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe to see how this works. Something that is a head and shoulders shot or extreme close up will look the best.
- Only use pictures with living subjects, like people or animals. Yes, pets can make fun pop art as well.
- Pictures that show personality will work the best. You need something that shows off who you are or who the subjects are, so don’t pick something that is boring, formal, and posed.
Now that you have a few guidelines in front of you, you can start going through your pictures and finding the right one. Again, make sure you are being creative and choose a photo that you really love. It is always ok to break the guidelines if there is something you really like about a certain image because you need to love the art you put on the wall for many years.
Choosing the Final Picture
There are some technical details you need to keep in mind before sending in your photo to a company to be turned into pop art. Make sure you choose an image that is high resolution. Even in this media, you need to ensure the picture won’t be pixilated or blurry. Additionally, always make sure the picture you choose is sharp and in-focus. The better the picture is to begin with, the better your pop art wall portrait will turn out to be.
If you are decorating a modern or retro modern styled home, then you do want to consider comics pop art for your walls. It will be attractive, fun, and colorful. It will certainly add that finishing touch to a room. Just make sure you pick a picture you love instead of choosing something generic at the store.