American artist Roy Lichtenstein, who lived between 1923 and 1997, and one of the leading figures of the new Pop Art movement, his bright, graphic works inspired by advertisements and comics created a parody of American popular culture and the art world.
At the beginning of his art career, Lichtenstein drew themes from the American West in various styles of modern art, and in 1957 he even dabbled in Abstract Expressionism, a style to which he later reacted. His interest in comic book cartoons as an art theme probably began with his 1960 painting of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck for his children. Although initially dissatisfied with his technique and uncomfortable with direct appropriation, he took great pleasure in presenting well-known comic book figures in fine art format. In a comic book style, he used words to express sound effects.
Lichtenstein's first one-man show, held in New York City in 1962, was a major commercial hit, and his innovative work found an international audience. He became the first American to be exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London in 1966.
Lichtenstein developed an independent, collective effect in his drawings by outlining areas of primary color with thick black lines and using a technique that simulates benday scanning (a dot pattern used by engravers). He continued in this vein for most of his career, and his artworks became easily identifiable by their comic book features. But he still expanded these techniques with clever and thought-provoking meditations on the arts and popular culture.
Roy Lichtenstein's Style
Lichtenstein began experimenting with different subjects and methods while teaching at Rutgers University in the early 1960s. His new work was both a commentary on American popular culture and a response to the recent success of Abstract Expressionist painting by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Instead of abstract, often subject-free canvases, as did Lichtenstein, Pollock and others, he drew his images directly from comics and advertisements.
Lichtenstein stopped using comic book resources in the late 1960s. In the 1970s his focus shifted to creating paintings that reference the art of early 20th century masters such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and Salvador Dali. In the 1980s and '90s he painted representations, brushstrokes and mirror reflections of modern home interiors in his own trademark, cartoon-like style. He also started working in sculpture. In the 1980s, he did several large-scale works for Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio, including the 25-foot-tall sculpture "Brush Strokes in Flight" and a five-story mural.
Lichtenstein was devoted to his art until the end of his life, often spending at least 10 hours a day in his studio. His works have been acquired by major museum collections around the world, and he has received numerous honors and awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 1995.
Roy Lichtenstein Famous Works, Paintings
Lichtenstein, who died at the age of 74, went back to; Popeye (1961), The Drowning Girl (1963), The Yellow Landscape (1965), House II (1966), Mirror I (1977), Bedroom in Arles (1992), Mural for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1989), and He left many works of art.
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