“The term ‘Pop Art’ was first used by the English critic Lawrence Alloway in a 1958 issue of Architectural Digest to describe those paintings that celebrate post-war consumerism, defy the psychology of Abstract Expressionism, and worship the god of materialism. The most famous of the Pop artists, the cult figure Andy Warhol, recreated quasi-photographic paintings of people or everyday objects. “

                        – Source: passage adapted from ibibilio.com 

After learning about the history of Pop Art and the artist Andy Warhol, students altered photographs of themselves in Photoshop and then painted their self portraits in the style of Pop Art.