Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997)

M-Maybe (a girl's picture), 1965,
Magna, canvas, Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

Roy Fox Lichtenstein, the American from Manhattan, New York, is beside Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Hamilton, Tom Wesselmann, and among others, probably the most famous pop art artist of the post-war period of the last century. The large-format motifs are drawn in radiant colours in the style of a printed comic picture with speech bubbles. Coloured surfaces are represented as colour dots in a grid-like arrangement on a white background. The colour areas are clearly demarcated in the pictures. The number of colours is kept deliberately low and used in his pictures always in the same colour consistency. You can see no colour gradients in the synthetic, printed-like representations. His subjects include blond, beautiful women with thoughtful comments in speech bubbles, funny comic figures, but also surreal, abstract representations with cubist elements which impress in particular by the used colours of Lichtenstein.

(own study of the artist's work)

One more picture of Roy Lichtenstein, here ...