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News > The «Pop-art» style through Tatiana Antonchenko’s eyes.

The pop art style in an interior appeared in the 50-70s of the XX century in England and immediately became widespread all over the world. Impudent, bright, epatage, pushing the limits, it was created as a protest thriving in the interiors in those days conservatism and modernism. The name of the pop-art style speaks for itself. «Рopular» translates from English as well known, mainstream, art – creative works. There is also another version of the origin of the name of this style, from the English word «pop», which means blow or cotton.

In the flexible image of this style there are recognized familiar prototypes: modern and avant-garde, functionalism and hi-tech, kitsch. This is, of course, eclectic. But it looks fresh and appealing, capturing imagination of art gourmets by its dissimilarity to eclecticism in the usual sense of the word.

The heyday of the pop art as a movement in the art occurred in 60-s, despite the fact that “time frames” of its visual images are: Hollywood stars, comics, images of gangster movies, cult pop persons, policymakers, as well as inanimate objects such as chrestomathic bank of soup Campbell, Coca-Cola and, of course, banknotes.

Pop art is a style of «gloss and glamour», as well as high-tech, pop-art is the style for «an amateur».

Surely, this style is not for everyone, it is usually chosen by young introverts, personalities courageous and artistic. But those who dare to create their home pop art will have an opportunity to hear from guests already at the doorstep enthusiastic «wow!»

Distinctive features of the style are an abundance of bright and even acid colours, usage in design and decorating of prints, collages, images of famous personalities, recognizable elements of advertising and other media products.

Abundance of plastic, neon lights and gloss, gloss is everywhere. Walls should be obligatory be bright, and ideally of different colours and even textures. A good solution may be an option when one of the walls (following the elementary instinct of self-preservation) still remains light, two more walls are contrast bright (only not natural colours), and the fourth is executed in Warhol's original technique of many times repeated small pattern, or also in typical Warhol’s manner – endless repetition of the same image, even if there are scenes of catastrophes.

And all four with no regrets are decorated with (depending on your imagination and devotion to one or another pop art figure) images of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Mao Zedong (Warhol), scenes from comics (one more guru of pop art or Roy Lichtenstein), etc. Lovers of quotes may decorate walls with them, there may simply be hang on the wall bundles of money (as a compromise, false).

The shortage of furniture. That is, of course, typical for 60-ies sofas and chairs of rounded shapes and bright colours, pouffes and small tables are allowable and even welcome, but wardrobes should not be here. Things are stored in niches, on podiums and in fitted cupboards, but better in a separate dressing room. Red TV, green stereo system, multi-coloured fridg and etc.

You are welcome to read the full article on the personal website of the author – designer Tatiana Antonchenko

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Tatiana Antonchenko.


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