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									Roy Lichtenstein
    1923 - 1997
       Roy Lichtenstein
• Roy Lichtenstein was
  a very important and
  famous American
  painter and sculptor
  whose 1950’s
  abstract style
  developed into to Pop
  art in the early
         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.
Warhol – “Marilyn
       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.
“Girl with ball” 1961
Lichtenstein – “Sandwich
     and soda” 1964
        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.
Lichtenstein “Plate” showing
    use of Benday dots
Lichtenstein “Drowning
      Girl” 1963
“Whaam!” 1963
        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.
Lichtenstein Kiss 1964
“As I opened fire” 1964
“Red barn” 1969
      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
  Lichtenstein’s style changed and
  developed in his later life.
Lichtenstein – “Landscape
    with figures” 1980
Lichtenstein – “Interior
 with water lilies” 1991
   Four contributions to
     20th century art
1. the breakdown of barriers between art
   and life, using everyday objects and
   subjects appropriate to consumer culture
2. an exploration of art based on other art
3. an interest in serial imagery
4. participation in the untraditional medium
   of printmaking
Roy Lichtenstein
  1923 - 1997

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