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POP ART : COMIC STRIPS. Pop Art Unit: Part II. ROY LICHTENSTEIN: POP ARTIST. Roy Lichtenstein, BLAM. Roy Lichtenstein, Girl with a Hair Ribbon. Roy Lichtenstein, CRAK!. Roy Lichtenstein, Hopeless. Roy Lichtenstein, The Kiss. POP ARTIST: ROY LICHTENSTEIN 1923-1997.

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Pop Art Unit: Part II


Roy Lichtenstein, BLAM

Roy Lichtenstein, Girl with a Hair Ribbon

Roy Lichtenstein, CRAK!

Roy Lichtenstein, Hopeless

Roy Lichtenstein, The Kiss


  • Considered pop art ‘industrial’ painting

  • Influenced by media and popular advertising

  • Mixed text and image

  • Art known for having an unmistakably ‘American’ quality

  • Printmaker, painter


From a 1964 article in LIFE Magazine…

  • A critic of the New York Times, hedging only a bit, pronounced Roy Lichtenstein "one of the worst artists in America."

  • Others insist that he is no artist at all, that his paintings of blown-up comic strips, cheap ads and reproductions are tedious copies of the banal.

  • But an equally emphatic group of critics, museum officials and collectors find Lichtenstein's pop art "fascinating"," forceful", "starkly beautiful".

  • Provocative though they are, Lichtenstein's paintings have done more than stir up controversy. They have done something significant to art.

From a 1966 Interview by BBC Third Programme with David Sylvester…

  • David Sylvester: What do you think of as the main sources of your language?

  • Roy Lichtenstein: Well, I think in some ways, really, Cubism, but of course cartooning itself and commercial art are obviously an influence. But I think the aesthetic influence on me is probably more Cubism than anything. I think even the cartoons themselves are influenced by Cubism, because the hard-edged character which is brought about by the printing creates a kind of cubist look which perhaps wasn't intended.


Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Mandolin

Roy Lichtenstein, Cubist Still Life with Playing Cards

Roy Lichtenstein, Self Portrait

Pablo Picasso, Self Portrait

Pop Art Project:Things to Consider

  • Notice use of bold primary and secondary colors

  • Consider use of text

  • Take into account emotion and drama in your photos

Photo Assignment

  • For this project you will need to:

    • Take four photos that are appropriate for this assignment. This means:

      • Photos capturing emotion

      • You may want to have people pose for your photos

      • Close-up photos with a simple background

    • Have these photos ready to use in class by Monday, March 9th

    • Photos will be worth a grade (100 points)

These are bad photos for this assignment…

Cool pic -but not for this project, out of focus

Blurry pic - too scattered, no focus point, bad lighting

 Fun Pic – too detailed for this project. A close-up version of this pic would be better

Beautiful sky – not right for this project

These would be better photos to use…

Shows emotion, could add text to make this photo more interesting

Intriguing, serious, part of a story

Shows emotion, visually interesting, simple background

Romantic, pondering, focused figure

Action, intensity, close-up


  • Beardsworth, John (through O’Reilly). Photoshop: Fine Art Effects Cookbook. The Pop Art comic strip pp. 162-163.The Ilex Press Limited, 2006.

  • CodeIdol. The Pop Art comic strip. http://codeidol.com/graphics/ photoshop-effects/PAINTERS-amp-PRINTMAKERS/The-Pop-Art-comic-strip/. Accessed 5 March 2009.

  • Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. http://www.lichtenstein foundation.org/. Accessed 3 March 3009.

  • Artcyclopedia. Roy Lichtenstein. http://www.artcyclopedia.com/ artists/lichtenstein_roy.html. Accessed 5 March 2009.

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