Roy Lichtenstein (died 1997 aged 73) – Bright and bold, Ben Day comic strip paintings
(Pronounced roh-ee lik-tuhn-styn)
Lichtenstein - Licked on tons of dots
Licked on tons of dots and was a style that came to shine (Lichtenstein).
Note: Roy Lichtenstein didn't lick on the dots but it's a great way to remember what his style of painting was.
To remember that his first name is Roy and that he used Ben Day dots, recall that:
He spent all day (Ben Day) toying (Roy) where to place each of the dots.
Roy's explosive pop art became famous for using bright, bold, Ben Day, comic strip cartoon paintings. Ben Day dots were a system invented to increase the range of colours available to newspaper printing in the 1950s and 1960s. Colours are clear from a distance but look like tiny dots close up. Lichtenstein simulated and enlarged these dots, using a metal screen as a stencil.
Cartoons, comics and big bangs are the hallmarks of Roy Lichtenstein's Pop Art. Pop Art is making art about popular things. Roy Lichtenstein made art about gold balls, running shoes and hot dogs using bright but limited colours (4 to 5) and simplistic shapes and figured (also a pop art reference).
A representation of Whaam! 1963
I...I'm sorry! 1965-1966
Nobody before had created – Pop art using Ben Day dots