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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Lichtenstein

Yesterday I enjoyed a bit of art and culture by visiting the Tate Modern for a Roy Lichtenstein exhibition – Lichtenstein, a retrospective. Lichtenstein was an artist I knew well from studying him in GCSE art. Most notably I remember copying this painting (below), and reasonably well I think – must dig it out to confirm. Incidentally it was the only Lichtenstein image I know that wasn’t in the exhibition at the Tate!


“Lichtenstein is renowned for his works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots. The exhibition showcases such key paintings as Look Mickey 1961 lent from the National Gallery Art, Washington and his monumental Artist’s Studio series of 1973–4. Other noteworthy highlights include Whaam! 1963 – a signature work in Tate’s collection – and Drowning Girl 1963 on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, New York.”Tate

These were three of my favourite paintings in the exhibition, so I bought postcards. But to see more of Lichenstien’s featured artwork I suggest looking at the Tate website. Or better yet, go to the exhibition!


1 comment:

  1. The Other Side Of Roy Lichtenstein

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deconstructing-roy-lichtenstein/

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