The Gesture of Painting: Roy Lichtenstein
March 24, 2010
Roy Lichtenstein, known for his iconic comic strip paintings, used his trademark Benday dots, diagonals, and sharp outlines in the creation of remarkably varied imagery. Taking the most obvious and distinctive structural element of painting—the brushstroke—and blowing it up to large scale allowed the artist to simultaneously conjoin subject matter and technique, and parody the self-conscious Abstract Expressionists. In doing so, he made a single form into an image with several meanings. Join Roy Lichtenstein Foundation researcher and scholar, Andrea Foggle Plotkin, to learn more about the artist’s provocative brushstroke works.