1960s Art

1960s Art

The 1960s birthed important art styles and movements, including Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, and Feminist Art.

Artists from the 1960s played a vital role in shaping new aesthetic styles and movements during one of the most influential cultural periods of the 20th century. Amid growing criticisms of the educational system, the era saw student protests and the rise of the hippie movement, alongside artistic movements striving for change.

Pop art, in particular, represented a departure from traditional high culture, reflecting a new way of life. In the realm of visual art, styles like Psychedelic art, Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art emerged as the most significant and transformative ideas of that time.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.