Roy lichtenstein (English Roy Fox Lichtenstein; October 27, 1923, New York, USA — September 29, 1997, New York, USA) — American artist, one of the most influential figures in the style of pop art. In the 60s of the twentieth century, he began to create paintings based on images from comic magazines, thanks to which he achieved immense popularity both in America and abroad. At the same time, he begins to write a series of ommazhes — references to paintings by famous artists, for example, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse. In addition, in different periods of creativity, Liechtenstein creates sculptures with a pattern imitating a raster print.
Features of the artist Roy Lichtenstein: He painstakingly worked on each picture created on the basis of comics. The artist did not just copy the original image, he changed the composition, added details and greatly simplified the color scheme. He used the same colors that he used in his works. Pete Mondrian: red, yellow, blue, black and white. The main feature of the work of Liechtenstein is the imitation of raster printing — the so-called "Ben-Day points".
Famous paintings by Roy Lichtenstein: "Whaam!", "Blam", "Sinking Girl", "Look, Mickey", "In car", "Yellow smear".
Once the son showed Roy Lichtenstein a page from the Mickey Mouse comic book and asked: "I bet you can’t draw as well?"
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