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Artist Cheat Sheet: Roy Lichtenstein

Monday, April 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

Perhaps you’ve lamented the fact that your love of Picasso won’t help you in the pursuit of living with art, but with a bit of guidance you can start to develop your taste on current art based on your preferences of “famous” art.

In this series I match major artists of the 19th or 20th c. with current independent artists who share the artist’s style, subject, tone, etc. You’ll no longer have the excuse of not knowing any current, affordable artists you like!

Roy Lichtenstein was an iconic American artist of the 20th century who was part of the Pop Art movement with Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns and others. Lichtenstein is known for his large-scale paintings that resemble popular comics, down to the individually-painted dots depicting the then-popular half-tone printing technique. His work is filled with irony, both of the art world and ’50s and ’60s popular culture.

If you like Lichtenstein’s work on beauty and femininity…

… then you should check out Amanda Wachob’s work exploring ideals of beauty and self-image…

… and Jason Bryant‘s exquisitely-detailed paintings of old-school Hollywood starlets.

If you like his work on mid-century domesticity…

… then you might like the ironic and technically-adept work of Kelly Reemtsen.

If you like Lichtenstein for the stereotypes he mocks…

… then check out the fabulously tongue-in-cheek portraits of Martha Rich

the heavily pop art-influenced, Scot Lefavor


…and Greg Gossel.


And if you like Lichtenstein’s work exploring gender dynamics…

… you should check out the mythological work of collage-r, Lillianna Pereira

…and print-maker and mixed-media artist, Scot Lefavor.

Previous cheat-sheets: Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt

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