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Title: Roy Lichtenstein


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Roy Lichtenstein
  • 1923 - 1997

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Roy Lichtenstein
  • Roy Lichtenstein was a very important and famous
    American painter and sculptor whose 1950s
    abstract style developed into to Pop art in the
    early 1960s.

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Andy Warhol
  • Along with fellow American artist Andy Warhol,
    Roy Lichtenstein was one of the central figures
    of the American pop art movement in the 1960s,
    which celebrated popular, commercial images.
  • Unlike abstract expressionists, Lichtenstein and
    Warhol liked mimicking familiar images in popular
    culture.

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Warhol Marilyn Monroe
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Distinctive style
  • Lichtenstein adopted a commercial art style,
    blowing up images from comic strips or showing
    everyday objects in a comic book style.
  • He used bold and bright primary colours,
    prominent black outlines and patterns of dots to
    create funny and distinctive popular works.

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Lichtenstein Girl with ball 1961
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Lichtenstein Sandwich and soda 1964
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Ben Day Dots
  • The patterns that Lichtenstein used are similar
    to Pointillism and mimic a process used for
    printing pictures in comics known as Benday dots
  • The Benday dots printing process was invented by
    the illustrator and printer Benjamin Day 1810
    1889.

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Lichtenstein Plate showing use of Benday dots
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Lichtenstein Drowning Girl 1963
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LichtensteinWhaam! 1963
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Whaam! 1963
  • Whaam! was painted in 1963. It is acrylic on
    canvas and measures 1.73 by 4.06 m (5 ft 7 in by
    13 ft 4 in). This painting is part of the
    collection at the Tate Gallery in London.

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Lichtenstein Kiss 1964
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LichtensteinAs I opened fire 1964
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LichtensteinRed barn 1969
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Changes in style
  • In later life Lichtenstein became more interested
    in deconstruction and abstraction.
  • Looking at the two pictures on the following
    slides notice how Lichtensteins style changed
    and developed in his later life.

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Lichtenstein Landscape with figures 1980
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Lichtenstein Interior with water lilies 1991
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Four contributions to 20th century art
  • the breakdown of barriers between art and life,
    using everyday objects and subjects appropriate
    to consumer culture
  • an exploration of art based on other art
  • an interest in serial imagery
  • participation in the untraditional medium of
    printmaking

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Roy Lichtenstein1923 - 1997
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