Pop Prints by Roy Lichtenstein

Pop Prints by Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein’s early appropriation of the aesthetics of American popular culture made him integral to the development of Pop art. Roy Lichtenstein was a student of the work of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Paul Klee, Roy Lichtenstein incorporated elements of contemporary art theory and popular print media into his painting. In 1961 Roy Lichtenstein began to replicate the Benday dot system used in mass-circulation printed sources such as comics, newspapers, and billboards; this would become a signature element of Roy Lichtensteins painting and sculpture. By mimicking this industrial method and appropriating images from high and low culture, Roy Lichtenstein’s work realized a broader accessibility that had not yet been achieved in contemporary art. Roy Lichtenstein’s most recognizable series evolved from imagery drawn from popular culture: advertising images, war-time comics, and pin-up portraits, as well as traditional painting genres.

About:

Roy Lichtenstein was a pop art painter whose works, in a style derived from comic strips, portray the trivialization of culture endemic in contemporary American life. Using bright, strident colors and techniques borrowed from the printing industry, he ironically incorporates mass-produced emotions and objects into highly sophisticated references to art history.He  was one of the first American Pop artists to achieve widespread renown, and he became a lightning rod for criticism of the movement.

Primary colors–red, yellow and blue, heavily outlined in black–became his favorites. Occasionally he used green. Instead of shades of color, he used the benday dot, a method by which an image is created, and its density of tone modulated in printing. Sometimes he selected a comic-strip scene, recomposed it, projected it onto his canvas and stenciled in the dots. “I want my painting to look as if it had been programmed,” Lichtenstein explained.

ARTWORK

Before the Mirror by Roy Lichtenstein
Before the Mirror by Roy Lichtenstein
Before the Mirror by Roy Lichtenstein
1975
Twin Mirrors by Roy Lichtenstein
Twin Mirrors by Roy Lichtenstein
Twin Mirrors by Roy Lichtenstein
1970
foot and hand, Roy Lichtenstein, pop prints
Foot and Hand- Roy Lichtenstein
Foot and Hand- Roy Lichtenstein
1964
Still Life, Pitcher, Flowers, Roy Lichtenstein
Still Life With Pitcher and Flowers by Roy Lichtenstein
Still Life With Pitcher and Flowers by Roy Lichtenstein
1974
A Bright Night by Roy Lichtenstein
A Bright Night by Roy Lichtenstein
A Bright Night by Roy Lichtenstein
1978
Reclining Nude by Roy Lichtenstein
Reclining Nude by Roy Lichtenstein
Reclining Nude by Roy Lichtenstein
1980
Red Barn by Roy Lichtenstein
Red Barn by Roy Lichtenstein
Red Barn by Roy Lichtenstein
1969
Figures with Rope by Roy Lichtenstein
Figures with Rope, from ‘Surrealist Series by Roy Lichtenstein
Figures with Rope, from ‘Surrealist Series by Roy Lichtenstein
1978
sweet dreams baby, Roy Lichtenstein , pop prints
Sweet Dreams Baby! by Roy Lichtenstein
Sweet Dreams Baby! by Roy Lichtenstein
1965
Crak, Roy Lichtenstein
Crak! – Roy Lichtenstein
Crak! – Roy Lichtenstein
1964
Haystack #6 by Roy Lichtenstein
Haystack #6 by Roy Lichtenstein
Haystack #6 by Roy Lichtenstein
1969
Temple by Roy Lichtenstein
Temple by Roy Lichtenstein
Temple by Roy Lichtenstein
1964
Sunrise by Roy Lichtenstein
Sunrise by Roy Lichtenstein
Sunrise by Roy Lichtenstein
1965
Nude in the Woods by Roy Lichtenstein
Nude in the Woods by Roy Lichtenstein
Nude in the Woods by Roy Lichtenstein
1980
Composition iv, lichtenstein, pop, roy lichtenstein
Composition IV by Roy Lichtenstein
Composition IV by Roy Lichtenstein
1995
Still Life with Windmill by roy lichtenstein
Still Life with Windmill by Roy Lichtenstein
Still Life with Windmill by Roy Lichtenstein
1974
Le Mans by Roy Lichtenstein
Le Mans by Roy Lichtenstein
Le Mans by Roy Lichtenstein
1981
Forms In Space by Roy Lichtenstein
Forms In Space – Roy Lichtenstein
Forms In Space – Roy Lichtenstein
1965
Revery by Roy Lichtenstein
Reverie by Roy Lichtenstein
Reverie by Roy Lichtenstein
1965
Ship Board Girl, Roy Lichtenstein
Shipboard Girl by Roy Lichtenstein
Shipboard Girl by Roy Lichtenstein
1965
Bicentennial Print, America by Roy Lichtenstein
Bicentennial Print, America by Roy Lichtenstein
Bicentennial Print, America by Roy Lichtenstein
1975
Crying Girl, Roy Lichtenstein
Crying Girl – Roy Lichtenstein
Crying Girl – Roy Lichtenstein
1963
I Love Liberty by Roy Lichtenstein
I Love Liberty by Roy Lichtenstein
I Love Liberty by Roy Lichtenstein
1982
Roy Lichtenstein, Lichtenstein, pop
Cow Going Abstract by Roy Lichtenstein
Cow Going Abstract by Roy Lichtenstein
1982
Roy Licthenstein, lichtenstein,
Yellow Still Life from Still Lifes C. 133 Roy Lichtenstein
Yellow Still Life from Still Lifes C. 133 Roy Lichtenstein
1974
Still live with Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein
Still Life with Picasso by Roy Lichtenstein
Still Life with Picasso by Roy Lichtenstein
1973
...HUH?, Roy Lichtenstein
…HUH? by Roy Lichtenstein
…HUH? by Roy Lichtenstein
1976
Imperfect 44 3/4 x 103, Roy Lichtenstein
Imperfect #220 by Roy Lichtenstein
Imperfect #220 by Roy Lichtenstein
1988
Pyramid, Roy Lichtenstein, Lichtenstein
Pyramid by Roy Lichtenstein
Pyramid by Roy Lichtenstein
1968
still life with portrait, roy lichtenstein, prints
Still Life With Portrait by Roy Lichtenstein
Still Life With Portrait by Roy Lichtenstein
1974