Friday, 20 April 2012

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was a prominent American pop artist. During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquitparody. Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheekcomic book Pop Art as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the style. He described pop art as non american painting.

I sawRoys work when we went to Prague in college. I wouldnt usually appreciate his work but when i saw them in person i was drawn to them alot more. They have a very dramatic quiality. They are made from oil and manga. I love the colours he has used and the emotion that is portayed in the comics. I like that the shading is done in dots instead of block colour it makes it more dramatic and adds definition to a plain image.

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