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Blam. Ohhh….Alright 1964. Roy Lichtenstein. Art in the Classroom Ms Fritch’s class December 2008. Masterpiece 1962. Roy Lichtenstein. Born Oct 27,1923 Died at age 73 (in 1997) Born in Manhattan, NYC, NY Studied art in Ohio

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Ohhh….Alright 1964

Roy Lichtenstein

Art in the Classroom

Ms Fritch’s class

December 2008

Masterpiece 1962

Roy Lichtenstein
  • Born Oct 27,1923
  • Died at age 73 (in 1997)
  • Born in Manhattan, NYC, NY
  • Studied art in Ohio
  • American pop artist – influence by advertising and comic book style
  • 1964, Life magazine published an article about him asking, ''Is he the worst artist in America?''
pop art
Pop Art
  • Major art movement of 20th century
  • Theme: popular culture
    • Advertising
    • Comic books
    • Used images of popular culture
  • Pop art used media usually reserved for commercial Art
  • Message is a parody of the superficiality and materialism of modern popular culture
  • Attacking the traditional idea of the "Art Object" as a unique object created by a unique process
Look Mickey: challenge from one of his sons: “I bet you cant paint as good as that, eh Dad?”

Look Mickey, 1961Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein, Gift of the Artist, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art

One of the earliest known examples of pop art,
  • Whaam!' adapted a comic-book panel from a 1962 issue of DC Comics' All-American Men of War.
  • The painting depicts a fighter aircraft firing a rocket into an enemy plane, with a red-and-yellow explosion.
Most of his best-known artworks are relatively close, but not exact, copies of comic-book panels

The panels were changed in scale, color, treatment, and in their implications

Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein, 1953. Roy Lichtenstein used the splash page of a romance story in DC Comics' Secret Hearts #83 (November 1962), lettered by Ira Schnapp, as the basis for the image

  • thick outlines
  • bold colors
  • Benday Dots
    • dots of equal size and distribution in a specific area


Art in the Classroom: Roy Lichtenstein Activity

Paint a large-scale cartoon image like Roy Lichtenstein!

  • Choose an image to work with
  • How will you crop it to fill the page? ZOOM in on part of the image and fill page
  • Draw using pencil
  • Simple, big shapes, not a lot of detail
  • Paint: BRIGHT clear colors
  • use big brushes for coverage, spread the paint to help it dry
  • Use black sharpie to outline lines
Select an image

ZOOM in…..