Pop artists took the art world by storm in the 1960’s.Roy Lichtenstein, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Keith Haring redefined the very essence of art.
Largely inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein incorporated loud, colorful images and words into his work, creating a wholly unique graphic style of prints. His Nude Collection holds to the strict color palette and two-dimensional pop style characteristic.
Roy Lichtenstein’s Nudes hold to the strict color palette and two-dimensional pop style characteristic of Roy Lichtenstein, but also works to explore and expand the artist’s compositional technique.The works are especially interesting and prominent due to the balance between geometrical shapes and the curvilinear form of the female body.
Lichtenstein’s paintings now sell for Millions . The most recent record, Sotheby’s offered one of his paintings with the winning bid “in the region of $30 million.”Using parody and humor to convey thematic messages, Lichtenstein’s art is much more than mere cartoons. His Pop Prints, and Still Life works convey deeper messages about reality that are still relevant today.
Works like Foot and Hand, and Blue Floor might seem peculiar in style, to some, but the purpose of these works is exactly that: style. Lichtenstein’s full fledged philosophy was “I cannot deliver a la Pollock so here’s this product that contains this emotionalism. It became about the stylisation of style itself.”
Lichtenstein’s obsession is not with this or that kind of imagery, but rather the whole hierarchy whereby some images are accorded so much more value and significance than others. His Pop Masterpieces have made him a household name, and his work has stood the test of time.