"In the 1920s Paris was the dynamic center of arts and culture when avant-garde artists experimented in new ways with cinema, ballet, theater, commercial art and mass media." Fernand Leger was the FIRST to do so.
An acolyte of sorts, Leger was "The first" to use imagery of the machine age and objects of consumer society the subjects of his paintings" (Wikipedia)
Léger = Pop Art!
Here's more to wet your appetite: http://www.wickedlocal.com/arlington/archive/x2132752618/Travel-and-Adventure-