Presentation on theme: "Roy Lichtenstein 1923 - 1997. Roy Lichtenstein Roy Lichtenstein was a very important and famous American painter and sculptor whose 1950’s abstract style."— Presentation transcript:
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 1960’s.
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.
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.
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.
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 – “Interior with water lilies” 1991
Four contributions to 20 th 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