Roy Lichtenstein: Women Unhappily Bothered by Men

Roy Lichtenstein: Women Unhappily Bothered by Men

Paintings by:  Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist, whose work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style.  He himself described Pop art as, “not American painting but actually industrial painting.”  Lichtenstein’s early paintings of women were based on cartoons and mostly blond, they are anonymous, beautiful and often unhappily bothered, usually by men.  Just when you thought you’d seen enough Pop Art to last a lifetime, Lichtenstein’s portrayals in some way glorify the American woman by giving innocuous images of her generic concocted self and her roiling emotions such blazing formal power.

Roy Lichtenstein: Comics and Pop Art

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