From the funny pages to the canvas, comics recontextualized In the late 50s and 60s, American painter Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) became one of the most important exponents of Pop Art - that movement which transformed products of mass consumption and the entertainment industry into subjects for art. This apotheosis of banal, everyday objects simultaneously constituted a criticism of the traditional elitist understanding of art.
Almost alone among artists, Lichtenstein pursued the question of how an image becomes a work of art. Wholly in keeping with the spirit of the Classical Modern, he held that it was not the "rank" of the picture’s subject that lends the picture its artistic character, but rather the artist’s formal treatment of it. To Lichtenstein, however, this position seemed far too broad to be seriously pursued.
Developed in the early 60s, Lichtenstein’s grid technique, with its allusion to the mass-production of graphic art, allowed the painter to give vent to his own artistic scepticism. In the 60s and 70s, Lichtenstein expanded his formal repertoire of techniques for creating distance and irony by means of an idiosyncratic process of abstraction and especially by his use of his numerous art quotations. About the Series:
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Janis Hendrickson studied art history at Smith College and gained her doctorate in Hamburg under Martin Warncke. She is presently a writer and curator.
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Book Description Taschen, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: One of the leading exponents of 'pop art', Roy Lichtenstein was responsible for some of the most memorable graphic images of the 20th century. This book looks at the life and works of the influential American artist. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_3822858609
Book Description Taschen February 2001, 2001. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 105114
Book Description TASCHEN, 2001. PaperBack. Book Condition: New. (Basic Art series). A vividly illustrated survey of the life & works of the American Pop Art artist. Almost alone among artists, Lichtenstein pursued the question of how an image becomes a work of art. Perhaps most significant is his debvelopment of his grid technique, with its allusion to the mass production of graphic art, allowing the painter to give vent to his own artistic scepticism. With a Chronology. Illus., color/b&w; b&w photos. 96p. Bookseller Inventory # 2272640
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