The influence of American artist Roy Lichtenstein on pop art, can be only compared to that of Andy Warhol. His paintings can be found in all the major art centers of the world.
His artistic distinguishing features are dots that he applies in combination with colored areas. A technique initially developed for industrial printing to save on color and cost. Unlike Warhol, who prints them, Lichtenstein paints these dots by hand. Perhaps the most radical representative of pop art was basically a classical painter.
People say when Marcel Duchamp first saw a painting by Roy Lichtenstein, he said, "That's exactly what I had in mind, that's what I have in mind."
Lichtenstein was born on 27.10.1923 in New York. The son of a real estate agent wanted to become an artist in the early age. Being as a teenager, he began to paint. His role models were none other than Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Piet Mondrian.
Lichtenstein explored the world of the comic strip in the early 1960s, having initially studied American abstract expressionism. As a pop art artist, he emphasized the cliché of a motif that, despite its suggestive titles, does not arouse the viewer's emotions. Pop art replaced the abstract art movements of the 50s. It used banal everyday culture as a counter-reaction to the art of the last decades, which objectively rejects everything.
found his typical style: rough screening and excerpts from the banal consumption culture, comics and advertising. His pictures were about showing the mechanisms of action of this world. The enlargement and simplification of the known objects should stimulate a new way of seeing.
His models were not only comics with their love scenes, theaters of war and science fiction stories. He also well-known works of art such as Claude Monet's "Cathedral of Rouen", Pablo Picasso's portraits of women or Piet Mondrian's abstract images. His late work deals intensively with Japanese culture.
The painter and graphic artist, who died on 29.9.1997, also tried his hand at sculpture, mainly using the materials brass, glass and marble.
As the king of pop art, the magazine FOCUS celebrated it on the occasion of a large exhibition in the Munich Art Hall. Roy Lichtenstein, the pop artist of the first hour, is one of the most sought after artists in the world. His exhibitions are situated in New York's Guggenheim Museum.
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