DECONSTRUCTING ROY LICHTENSTEIN

18 12 2009

American artist Roy Lichtenstein was inspred by American comic book art. Lichtenstein took the artform of the comic book and finely tuned it’s graphic qualities. His painting technique borrows heavily from the graphical syntax associated with comic books. i.e. Speech bubbles, sound effects, the graphical line and the printing process itself in the technique of using dots to alter the shade and tone of a coloured area.

David Barsalou (DECONSTRUCTING ROY LICHTENSTEIN) has uploaded some interesting ‘before and after’ scans of the original comic book artwork and Lichtenstein’s paintings.

Whamm! by Roy Lichtenstein

Whamm! by Roy Lichtenstein (Bottom Panel), inspired by comic book artwork.


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