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2013-11-27

GEOMETRIC PATTERNS AND PRINTING SCREENS INTO ROY LICHTENSTEIN'S MASTERPIECES

Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) was an American artist, one of the most famous exponents of Pop Art.
His rise in the art began in 1962 with a solo exhibition in New York. We are in the years in which the phenomenon of consumerism and pop culture explodes. The climate of serene confidence in the present and in the future are contrasted sharply to the previous existentialist pessimism; the magnified comics pictures created by Lichtenstein reflect the need to surround himself with new images, free of existential anguish.
It's his new way of contaminating the Arts with styles taken from "low" culture, with rich graphic patterns (screens of printed comics) and geometric motifs.
Over the years the Lichtensten style does not change, but begins an intense confrontation with the art of the recent past by results very originals. Lichtenstein, producing images such as comics ever, revisits all the major artists and styles of the twentieth century, from cubism to futurism and expressionism.