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Updated on February 21, 2015

About Roy Lichtenstein- Roy Lichtenstein Comic Strip Art


Roy Lichtenstein was/is known for taking comic strip images to a new level. Pixels gone wild with captions saying fun things. When I look at his work I just feel happy! Not a bad thing.

When I first discovered his work I thought.. oh man, what is this? A copy of a comic strip did not excite me. As I considered more of his artwork though I began to warm up to it and take it more seriously. People are so innovative and the fact about Lichensteins's work is that he was most assuredly innovative and creative in his execution of saying what he wanted to say, with something we already knew and saw often. I think that is pretty darn amazing to take something that is familiar and make it fresh in a way we had never dreamed. Andy Warhol was king of this of course.

I think perhaps my viewpoint is limited in some ways, I need to consider and read more about Lichenstein but for now? This is what excites me about him.

Two interesting quotes by Lichtenstein:

"I think that, say, Picasso's rendering of Delacroix or Velazquez could probably look like a sort of trashy copy of a masterpiece."

"I'm interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it's the tension between what seems to be so rigid and cliched and the fact that art really can't be this way."

pixel defined:

noun Electronics

a minute area of illumination on a display screen, one of many from which an image is composed.

ORIGIN 1960s: abbreviation of picture element


Roy Lichtenstein


Born October 27, 1923

New York City

Died September 29, 1997 (aged 73)

New York City

Nationality American

Field Painting

Training Ohio State University

Movement Pop Art

Famous works Whaam! (1963)



His Most Famous Painting (Whaam!) - Roy Lichtenstein - by Annette Labedzki

"Whaam!" by Roy Lichtenstein
"Whaam!" by Roy Lichtenstein

A popular American 'Pop Artist' Roy Fox Lichtenstein or Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 - September 29, 1997) was born in New York City in an upper middle class family. He went to public school until he was 12. Lichtenstein had a diverse career as a teacher, an artist, along with being an innovator. Although he was trained in both drawing and painting, a significant influence on his work was of comic books, cartoons, and popular advertising, basically the creative things that people did not regard as 'serious' art. Lichtenstein called his 'Pop Art' as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting." Lichtenstein's early interest in art and design was more of a hobby. He was a jazz fan and would frequently make the portraits of musicians playing instruments. Following his graduation from school, Lichtenstein took summer classes in the Art Students League of New York. Later he joined the Ohio State University for studying Fine Arts, but could not complete his study on the account of a three-year (1943-46) spell in the army during and post World War II. His work during the early 1950s alternated between 'Expressionism' and 'Cubism.' Towards the late 1950s, Roy took to 'Abstract Expressionism.' Roy's most famous and well-known creation is undoubtedly "Whaam!" (1963).

The inspiration behind "Whaam!" was a comic-book picture from 'All American Men of War,' published in 1962 by DC comics. The painting shows a rocket being fired by a fighter plane towards an enemy plane, along with a red-yellow explosion. To add interest, the painting has the onomatopoeic words "Whaam!" on it, along with the caption saying, "I pressed the fire control... and ahead of me rockets blazed through the sky..." "Whaam!," a diptych, is a big painting, measuring 1.7 x 4.0 m (5 ft 7 in x 13 ft 4 in) and is presently displayed at Tate Modern in London, England.

Lichtenstein had the unique ability to create an extremely personalized painting from an already existing cartoon or advertisement. He had the knack of adapting & working upon original pictures and presenting intense emotional situations & scenes, quite impersonally, leaving the interpretation of the subject to the viewer. He therefore presented well-known pictures in a completely new light, capturing the world's imagination. Apart from paintings, Lichtenstein also created sculptures in plastic & metal and a lot of screen-printing as well. Although a majority of his most famous creations is quite close to, although not strictly, the copies of panels from comic books, Lichtenstein broadly stopped working on this subject in 1965. But not before he had created amazing paintings depicting 'Pop Art' and his most famed creation, "Whaam!"

Annette Labedzki received her BFA at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. She has more than 25 years experience. She is the founder and developer of an online art gallery featuring original art from all over the world. It is a great site for art collectors to buy original art. Is is also a venue for artists to display and sell their art . Artists can join for free and their image upload is unlimited.



Roy Lichtenstein Quotes

Reading quotes from the man himself will give you great insights into who he was and what inspired him to do his art,

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Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.

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But certainly the Abstract Expressionists were in a more romantic mode of painting, or give and take, than my paintings are seen to be anyway.

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But usually I begin things through a drawing, so a lot of things are worked out in the drawing. But even then, I still allow for and want to make changes.

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But when I worked on a painting I would do it from a drawing but I would put certain things I was fairly sure I wanted in the painting, and then collage on the painting with printed dots or painted paper or something before I really committed it.

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For instance the color is different, you know, from just colored pencil to colored paint - it's two different things.

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I don't have big anxieties. I wish I did. I'd be much more interesting.

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I don't think that I'm over his influence but they probably don't look like Picasso's; Picasso himself would probably have thrown up looking at my pictures.

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I kind of do the drawing with the painting in mind, but it's very hard to guess at a size or a color and all the colors around it and what it will really look like.

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I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.

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I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.

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I think art since Cezanne has become extremely romantic and unrealistic, feeding on art. It is Utopian. It has less and less to do with the world. It looks inward - neo-Zen and all that.

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I think that most people think painters are kind of ridiculous, you know?

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I think that, say, Picasso's rendering of Delacroix or Velazquez could probably look like a sort of trashy copy of a masterpiece.

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I think we're much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there's another purpose to it.

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I'm interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it's the tension between what seems to be so rigid and cliched and the fact that art really can't be this way.

Roy Lichtenstein

Turn on Some Music!

TURN ON SOME MUSIC

as you enjoy my lens!

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Dot Dot Dot

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Kiss V (1964) - Roy Lichtenstein

Kiss V (1964) - Roy Lichtenstein
Kiss V (1964) - Roy Lichtenstein

Lets Face it - Art Shows Can Be Boring - How to Change That is a Provocative Subject

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Artists and their 'potential' collectors, seem far a part at a lot of gallery shows. A lot of galleries are choosing to do interactive things, to not just entertain the potential patron, but to engage them enough to cause them to want a 'piece' of the action, that being the purchase of the art displayed.

I like the idea of interactive art shows, but I am not sure that is the answer when it comes to inspiring the 'art lover' or 'art player" in the case of interactive art shows, to want to buy art.

I have always felt that art shows are boring to the non artist, after the first half hour. I don't have the answer, but I do have a thought on the subject, that might be cause for an interactive conclusion.

I am reminded of a frustration I had many years ago now; I was doing art in action; a sculpture at a Renaissance Fair. At one point I saw a little boy looking bored. I cut off a small piece of clay, coaxed him to me and showed him how to sculpt a face. A crowd began to gather, intrigued, that a little boy around 10 years old, could actually do a sculpture with a few tips. As the tiny head was complete the whole crowd went, "AHHH!" It was a wonderful moment, causing the little boy to shine in his 'own' eyes. I was thrilled by that of course.

Thereafter I showed businessmen, bored housewives and of course children, the tricks of creating a little head, planting seeds of creativity.

The glaring question though, after the crowd went, "AHHH" was 'will they buy?'. I had only $1K plus sculptures that day in a 1 dollar crowd. The 'appreciation' of art had been planted in a few though, so that was/is a start.

Considering the boring factor of art shows, I think that art should bring in ALL of the senses to be effective.

Consider the possible interaction between the artist and the unknowing buyer, meeting together at that very personal space of emotion, that was felt by the artist, the moment they signed their piece and stood back to reach a certain resolve.

Artists need to share that moment.. somehow.

Artist create to music, I personally dance around as I paint. I like to work in my kitchen sometimes, creating yummy smells, in between splashed of paint or moving clay between my fingers. The dream of art arises as I consider a story past the one I am living in, and touch the hand of god there.

I am wondering... IF it is possible for an art exhibition to bring a patron to that place.

It is a lot like the experience with the little boy. I am only suggesting a beginning of thought, not the plan. Perhaps my thoughts on this seem far from provocative and elementary. I only know that art shows can be boring at times and there must be a way of delivering the magic, that prompts a potential patron to want to take a 'piece of emotion' home with them.

~Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

The pic is of one of my sculptures from my "Bleeding Wings" series, found on my website.

Roy Lichtenstein's Famous Works - by Mark Traston

"Drownng Girl" by Roy Lichtenstein
"Drownng Girl" by Roy Lichtenstein

In the early 1961, Roy Lichtenstein was challenged by his young son to "paint as good" as the artists of the Mickey Mouse comics the lad was reading. Thus, an icon of the American pop art scene stumbled upon the format that would make him famous.

Two of his best-known works are the comic-inspired pieces, Whaam! and Drowning Girl, both produced in 1963. In these paintings, Lichtenstein utilizes a method of outlining figures in thick, black strokes and fills areas of primary color with Benday dots to produce different shades and hues, both practices reminiscent of the printing methods of comic books produced in the '60s and '70s.

Whaam! was itself an adaptation of an actual illustration from a 1962 war comic published by DC. The painting is a diptych composed of an Air Force aircraft firing a rocket at an enemy who explodes in a brilliant display of red and yellow. In comic book lettering style, a caption in the first panel reads, "I pressed the fire control...and ahead of me rockets blazed through the sky..." The illustration is set off with large, block letters spelling "Whaam!" as the rocket hits its target.

In Torpedo...Los!, the comic-themed panel depicts a close up of a submarine captain peering through a periscope. The scene is punctuated with bold swaths of primary yellow and blue. The painting drew a bid of over $5 million when sold at auction in 1989.

The choice of content of both Torpedo and Whaam! seems heavily influenced by Lichtenstein's own military service which interrupted his art studies at the Ohio State University.

In the 1970s and 80's Lichtenstein began to broaden his focus, including continuing a series of "Artists Studios". Look Mickey depicts a sparsely furnished studio with the Disney character, Donald Duck, in a painting on the studio wall. Much of the space is depicted in stark black and white, contrasting with the blue, yellow, and hints of red in the art on the wall. Donald Duck is fishing and his word balloon reads, "Look Mickey, I've hooked a big one!" A separate word balloon - unattached to any speaker - reads, "See that baldheaded guy over there? That's "Curly" Grogan. He and his mob run half the rackets in this town!"

Other works in the "Studios" series incorporate the work of other artists as back ground material for Lichtenstein's paintings. Lichtenstein also dabbled in surrealism and even constructed metal and plastic sculptures such as Lamp in St. Mary's, Georgia and The Head, in Barcelona.

~Mark Traston is an associate with Portrait Painting. The company specializes in turning a photo to painting. Each portrait artist specializes in a specific area including wedding paintings, pet portraits, and executive portraits.


I Will Measure Happiness With My Eyes Closed - A Fairies Call

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Maybe we can just stop

pretend

dear fairies

and start all over again.

And I won't ask you

if it's OK.

I won't ask anyone at all.

I will step out into that outside world

and hold a victory march

past all my false starts.

Camille and Lily

sacred souls

will meet me

there

and let me mend

my stolen heart.

Yet

I must admit it

in the end

that fantasy and pretend

cannot outlive the wounded lark.

Only wilting flowers

would understand that poem.

A poem considered

one who would close up

not bloom

and visit no one

go nowhere at all

like words gathered

resembling leaves in the fall.

If you see that sparrow

Remind her I am still waiting

and tell her to find me.

A feather in the skyline

tell her too

to send me her poems

when she feels empty.

I contemplate

those who still measure happy

wondering

if there is some kind of code

or justified routine

that meets that channel.

Maybe happiness is over rated.

Darkness requires a lot of alone time.

All my cruelties

so sincerely sorry.

Twas not till this moment

that I understood the consequence

of such failures.

Stopped only by me

with only me to blame

and like any delicate flowers I have known

I fold their wings gently

wishing I could dismiss it all

but of course

no.

Despite my efforts to see at times

I am left with the blindness of sight.

How far can I reach?

How much can be felt?

I am not sure.

But I will consider the day

measure it all with my eyes closed

Camille and Lily

fairies call

watch ore

and my fingertips

will measure my way

home.

ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by MZ Urban Art, New York.

FREE ART GIFTS, suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website: http://www.kathysart.com

The pic is of one of my sculptures from my "Bleeding Wings" series

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I Captured Pictures of Eos, Goddess of the Dawn and Saw That She Was Weeping

I captured pictures of Eos

Goddess of the Dawn.

I spied her

and despite what she might tell you

that she no longer frets for love

she was seen weeping

by my companion

and I.

In honor of romance

I slipped out of my clothes

and spread them on the sidewalk

chalk lines my missing presence

if you had not noticed.

Standing back

I see pretenses

they're melting

at least within my own measure

and that might be the cost of loving

too deeply.

I am a faery queen

and Eos knows me now.

In the afternoons I meet up with her

and I listen to her pining

lonesome woes

this sacred goddess

longing to know

love.

In honor of our friendship

I bless our meeting on pieces of the sky.

For Eos

I placed an alter among the sleeping clouds.

There I lined up rows of tiny boxes

placed a votive candle in each

and lit them with the flame of a dragons tongue.

Along the wispy vapored path

I placed a thousand poems

to be understood by everyone

who has ever longed for love.

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Within the sentiment of the night

I held a vial of blood

remembering days of yore

deceased

graves were meant for visiting.

Magic bares a special curtain

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tis not up to me to fold

or leave that hope open.

I will wait on the seashore

hope each passer by takes it in

as a dove meets the wire

no longer sleeping nor forlorn

meeting some sort of peace.

I am a fairy queen

I say it cause I want to be.

I breathe in the circumference of the moon

sometimes

once in a while

it smiles back at me.

Unlock the door to creativity

that's the goal of all artists.

Open the doors and let it fly

by

and by.

Find that world of fantasy

that was soo real when we were little.

Eos

Goddess of the Dawn.

I spied her

and despite what she might tell you

there was love left under her pillow

as the clouds floated by.

07 April 2009

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Copyright 2009

The image is of my painting "Bed of Dreams" 30x40 oil,gold leaf,lace, on canvas. Original is available for sale through MZ Urban Art, New York.

Pop Art - by Margaret Houghton

"Hopeless" by Roy Lichtenstein
"Hopeless" by Roy Lichtenstein

The painting of a house was created by Roy Lichtenstein, a foremost Pop artist, The work was designed as an optical illusion. The house was inverted; the point that seemed the nearest corner was actually the farthest from the viewer.

Pop Art emerged in England and also in the US in the late 1950s. It drew from mass culture, such as advertising and comics. It was considered either a reaction or an extension to abstract expressionism. Images of mass culture were deliberately used, which were far removed from the artistic elitist culture. It emphasized the everyday elements found in any culture. It aimed to present art that any viewers would understand and accept. Critics disapproved, seeing it as of no value. (See works by Andy Warhol who painted large canvasses of identical images, such as his "Marilyns,' and his tins of "Campbell Soup.") Pop art at aimed for a large audience, made up of people from all walks of life. It was recognized by the mid-1960s.

Pop Art was transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced and gimmicky. Its every day values had a special appeal to Big Business, giving the latter the opportunity to take advantage thereby expanding and gaining a lucrative success.

Copyright.

Margaret Houghton

~ Margaret Houghton graduated in Fine Art from the Western Australian Institute of Technology in 1982 , majoring in painting. She prefers acrylics to oil paints. She enjoys various kinds of creative writing, but this is her first attempt at writing articles.


Is it art?

Pop art is a whole different form of expression. How do you feel when you compare a da Vinci to a Warhol or Lichtenstein?

Is it ART?

It's art but....

It's art but....

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  • Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

    It is art.It is better art then some that just splash paint and call it art.

  • Jogalog 4 years ago

    Of course it's art. There are lots of genres so there is something for everyone, just as there is in writing and music.

  • David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

    I don't compare them. Each can be exciting and inspiring in their own way.

  • rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

    YES! Art is anything and everything people make it to be! Art is powerful and art is timeless. Plus, art can take one's imagination far.

  • Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

    Each expression is meant to be just that. Each has its own essence... its own merit (if one can ever attach a word like "merit" to art). Now that I think about it for a second, merit should perhaps never coexist with art. It is what it is.

  • Joan Haines 5 years ago

    You can't compare them. And, yes, it's art.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    So many different kinds of art.

  • WriterJanis2 5 years ago

    Have to go with the classics.

  • compugraphd 5 years ago

    B"H

    Having grown up with comic books, I have always considered comic book art ART and comic book stories fiction. I'm not a snob -- all things are good in art and literature

  • sousababy 5 years ago

    Definitely it is art . . this has really made a comeback.

  • goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

    pop art is very definitely art! No 'buts' about it!

  • PeterStip 5 years ago

    It's art but... Leonardo is a classical art form (renaissance), Lichtenstein is a modern style. (popart) and then you have contemporary art. They are all art forms, just like the cave paintings of Lasceaux are Art. They are all expressions of human creativity, expressing the visions of our society.

  • djroll 5 years ago

    They each have their own style and are without doubt very brilliant.

  • yano jl 5 years ago

    heck yeah, it's art. Me Likee!

  • Serj 5 years ago

    Art is very ambiguous these days. It seems that anything hand crafted could be called art... does it compare to da Vinci? Not in my book...

  • iWriteaLot 5 years ago

    Oh, it's definitely art. It requires some talent and skill and it evokes some kind of emotion when you look at it. And it's something I can't do - so that makes it art for sure!

  • kerryhrabstock 5 years ago

    I love all of them. And they've all survived quite well. I'd hang any of them on my wall.

  • kathysart 5 years ago

    Thanks you guys!!

  • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

    it is art. any drawing and every doodle is a form of art. beauty of art is in the eyes of the beholders.

  • gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

    It is art, comic art but art nevertheless. Lichtenstein was a great comic artist when he decided to embark on that course in response to a challenge from his son. See you around the galaxy...

  • norma-holt 5 years ago

    Art is about what you see in it and not about the actual painting. The Wham painting stirs the mind even more so than say the Mona Lisa. Expression allows this to happen whereas reality can be stark and somewhat of a challenge.

  • kathysart 5 years ago

    Yup.. more choices would probably be a good idea... smile.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    They are different views the are to be enjoyed profusely!

  • Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

    An editorial in the Toronto (Canada) Sun on abstract art brought the following comment from a reader: Picasso, remarking about his role in modern art, said: I am only a public entertainer who has understood his times, and has exhausted as best he could the imbecility, the vanity, the cupidity of his contemporaries. Mine is a bitter confession, more painful than it may appear, but it has the merit of being sincere. (Life, Dec. 27, 1968, Pg. 134) The reader went on to suggest that Picasso apparently viewed his own work as a bunch of nonsense, produced primarily for the thousands of dollars he made from it. Often the public may be unaware of the attitude of the worlds greats toward those who idolize them.

No way because....

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  • Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

    I am not qualify for that, so I will say the time will tell...

  • Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

    No, it is not art... It is pixel art:-)

  • sponias lm 5 years ago

    Pop art is totally different from classical art. It has its beauty too, but it cannot be compared to the extraordinary works of the best artists of our history, like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Van Gogh and many others.

Got Art?

What IS art?

What is art?

Anything the artists decides

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    • Lexus 2 years ago

      Perfcet answer! That really gets to the heart of it!

    • Andy 2 years ago

      It seems like startading around this time preiod (peradhaps emboldadened by the sucadcess of Marvel’s attempt to do someadthing difadferadent), a numadber of pubadlishaders began to experadiadment. They would try things, throw stuff against the wall, see if anyadthing would stick. I believe it’s how you wound up with DC (for one examadple) doing books like The Doom Patrol, Metal Men, Bat Lash, Angel and the Ape, The Creeper, etc., etc. Maybe not everyadthing the pubadlishaders tried would be sucadcessadful, but there’s ceradtainly some Siladver Age gold to be found in the midst of those offeradings if youa0look.

    • David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Like they say, I may not know much about art, but I know it when I see it.

      As writers, we'd phrase it a little different: some works speak to you and others don't.

      Either you meet the art on common ground or you don't. It's utterly personal.

    • Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      "What is art," she asked. Every molecule of my being is art, said I.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Art is real art, viewers are secondary. True art comes from the heart of artist, is there is such an audience it will get appreciated but if there isn't such audience, the artist has to starve for recognition. We have seen this so many times, history repeats itself, genuine art sometimes gets appreciated only after the artist is gone.

    • Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I believe art starts with an artist, viewer always comes second.

    • djroll 5 years ago

      Art is anything an artist decides and is in the perception of the viewer.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I need another choice here...both are true!

    • Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      The French Impressionists and also the Tuscan Impressionists (1800-1900). These were groups desirous of breaking with the schematic and manneristic traditions of the classical period of the 1700s and which extended into the succeeding century. Then there are more modern forms of impressionism as well as the futurists, the abstractionists, the cubists, the surrealists and the essentialists. Each has its disciples and salesmen who, to say the least, have very strong views as to what is good art and what is bad.

    • Fox Music 9 years ago

      i would have to agree it is a give and take relationship with the artist and the viewer. Most artist are not herald as great until they have passed and the world wonders of the insight.

    • kathysart 9 years ago

      Actually, maybe a little of both!

    Art is in the perception of the viewer

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      • SailingPassion LM 4 years ago

        If you want it in your home, then I guess it is Art, although I have to say that some art does seem rather stupid to me. Makes me think of a bit in the french film 'The Untouchable' where this young man splashes some paint on a canvas and his boss sells it for him for 15,000 euros - Very funny film

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        If people are willing to pay money for it, it's art.

      • compugraphd 5 years ago

        B"H

        It's hard to pick one answer because I believe both to be true -- the artist can call sometime art and the view can designate something as art by the feelings it evokes.

      • sponias lm 5 years ago

        Art is a beautiful and meaningful expression.

      • TLRaghavan 5 years ago

        Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder!

      • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

        it is art if it can entice people to appreciate it. if people loathe a so-called art, then it should not be considered as one.

      • gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

        I actually believe the answer lies between the two given here. It is the viewer's perception, but it is also what the artist creates. This is a question that has been asked for centuries (my guess) and one not easily answered. See you around the galaxy...

      • norma-holt 5 years ago

        I think the choice should be what is good art and then I would say it is in the perception of the viewer.

      • kathysart 5 years ago

        More choices.. yup I agree both are true.

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          Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

          I first became aware of him years ago when my son was at university studying graphic design. Great information. ~blessed~

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          Thanks for this beautiful presentation. I was familiar with some of the images already but never connected them with the name of the creator.

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          jayavi 4 years ago

          Really interesting lens. i like Art. Thanks for the information

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          Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

          Nice lens you built. Art is whatever you decide it to be IMO. BTW, they have pulled the Queen video you have posted, at least for us folks in the US. Too bad, I wanted to listen to it!

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          SailingPassion LM 4 years ago

          I enjoyed this lens and actually like this art :-)

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          kathysart 4 years ago

          @anonymous: you angel

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I really enjoy this lens, Kathy. Came back to post it on FaceBook for friends to see. :)

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          Diva2Mom 4 years ago

          Very interesting and inspiring lens indeed! Great job! I can tell your passion and talent in Art! Impressive! God bless you!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          As an interesting read, I recommend it to my lenses.

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          Srena44 4 years ago

          Great lens

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          dream1983 5 years ago

          What a great lens! Skuidlikes!

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          Bellezza-Decor 5 years ago from Canada

          I enjoy pop art, though I don't have any. At any rate, Roy rocks!

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          Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

          An enigma, for sure... Roy Lichtenstein. All new learning for me. And here I did "breathe in the circumference of the moon." Thank you for that.

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          Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

          Interesting lens - I learned a few new things about Lichtenstein and his work.

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          Joan Haines 5 years ago

          "Squid Angel blessed."

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          Bartukas 5 years ago

          Great lens thank you :)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Enjoyed this! *blessed*

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          WriterJanis2 5 years ago

          Enjoying the Queen music while reading this. Lots of effort went into this lens. Blessed!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Roy's work is difficult to interpret, but lovely and adorable.

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          greenmind 5 years ago

          Wow -- what a good-looking lens. Really one of my favorite artists, thanks...

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          im1337mi 5 years ago

          Thanks for sharing, I love Lichtenstein's work, great to see a detailed overview of some of the highlights!

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          compugraphd 5 years ago

          B"H

          I have always loved comic books and I loved Roy Lichtenstein the first time I saw his work.

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          Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          Very informative lens. I enjoyed it. Thanks!

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          sousababy 5 years ago

          I have seen this style of art but I was not enlightened about Roy Lichtenstein until reading your lens. Thank you for the introduction and education . . this stuff fascinates me.

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          queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

          Beautiful lens! =)

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          Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

          lucky me to find your lenses and to learn unexpected knowledge.

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          I've seen a lot of work in his style, but never knew who inspired it! Blessed by a SquidAngel for hitting me with some knowledge! :)

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          Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          I came back to bless this lens. Love it!

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          Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

          Fascinating. Thanks for expanding my art knowledge.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Returning to this masterpiece with fresh angel dust...

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          cdevries 5 years ago

          A very interesting Lens! Thanks for the great images and especially for the quotes.

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          sponias lm 5 years ago

          I love classical art, but I also love pop art. I used to draw nice naturalistic images when I was a child, but when I became a teen I preferred pop art. I used to draw and write comics. My best heroes name was Microbe. However, I abandoned my artistic inclinations when I became an adult.

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

          Personally, I enjoy many different styles of art. Lichtenstein is a wonderful example of an artist who thinks outside the box and makes his own statement.

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          Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          Wow, interesting. I have a note that he wrote to me years ago when I wrote to him for an autograph. I wonder if its worth anything? Hmmm...blessed.

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          DesignedbyLisa LM 5 years ago

          Great lens on Lichtenstein. I was lucky enough to see some of his art in a museum years ago. He was one of the few artists that stuck with me when I got home.

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          Kindle-Fire-Cases 5 years ago

          Wow, incredible lens on Lichtenstein. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Super lens. As a guy who grew up on Marvel comics Roy Lichtenstein's work always resonated.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Very artistic! Roy Lichtenstein is such a talented person. Super liked!

          I really appreciate the support. I have featured this lens on my "Top 10 Nice Things To Know About Sarah Geronimo" lens.

          Happy New Year and thanks again!

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          Serj 5 years ago

          Thanks for a fresh perspective... though I now know much more about Lichtenstein, I doubt I'll be hanging up any of his work anytime soon, just not my style. I think you did an excellent job with this lens.

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          jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

          Truly Great Lens!

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          fugeecat lm 5 years ago

          Love the quote Art doesn't transform it just forms

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          KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

          Thank you ... I enjoyed learning more about Roy Lichtenstein and his amazing art.

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          Close2Art LM 5 years ago

          He was a visionary artist, one of his pieces recently went for around $40 million, cool page!!!Blessed

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          TLRaghavan 5 years ago

          Thank you for introducing a great artist.

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          kathysart 5 years ago

          Happy day to all and thanks for your posts!

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          i like his works. comic arts was contemporary of andy warhol's campbell soup art, right?

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          kathysart 5 years ago

          @LaraineRoses: Thank you so much.. happy day

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          Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          A return trip to bless this lens. Magnificent!

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          celeBritys4africA 5 years ago

          It's for the first time I read about this artist.

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          gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

          Thanks Kathy for writing about a great 20th century artist. Lichtenstein's work was and is the work of a genius. See you around the galaxy...

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          JennySui 5 years ago

          Thanks for introducing this wonderful pop artist. Great lens!

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          norma-holt 5 years ago

          Really interesting lens and you have given a great tribute to this artist while expressing yourself in some good poetry, Hugs

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          sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          thank you very much for introducing such a great pop artist. enjoyed his art works. really great.

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          kathysart 5 years ago

          @anonymous: Thank you again Tipi.. XXOO!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          "Comics gone magnificent!", is a perfect expression for Roy Lichtenstein's art...he has expanded our thinking for sure...as we warmed up to it! Your poetry, one again is so lovely and thought provoking....you caught my soul with 'measuring love'.

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          Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          One might say that buying art of all sorts is in vogue today. Although I enjoy Lichtenstein, I would never buy one to grace my walls.

          Thank you for this very informative lens. I really enjoyed it!

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          mockingbird999 6 years ago

          Amazing artwork.

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          danny79 6 years ago

          Amazing lens, add some more of his creations, its awesome!

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          Andy 8 years ago from London, England

          Great lens I saw some of his work, too, fairly recently. I can't remember where, but probably in London.

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          Fox Music 9 years ago

          Thanks for the great lens