Every art movement throughout history sprang up as a reflection of the social climate of the time. The Renaissance was all about learning, bringing us paintings with perspective in the 14th Century. Surrealism tore all of that down as a rebellious statement against bourgeois values during WWI. Today it seems that we’re (still) in the midst of a Pop Culture Art movement, evidenced by artists like David Schwen who’s work reflects our obsession with fast food companies, raving drug addicted celebrities and animated sitcoms about dysfunctional families. Schwen’s work can be found on Flickr , as well as a several t-shirts… which is fitting since as a commercial society we’re more likely to value artwork on a t-shirt than in a museum.


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