Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Expressions of Roy by k Madison Moore - Masters Studio Series

Expressions of Roy

Painting with The Masters
Masters Studio Series 
Roy Lichtenstein Studio

14 x 18 Roy Lichtenstein Inspired oil painting on canvas


Roy must have been a fun guy. He loved comics and did many paintings
after them. Many and most of them were designed with tiny dots and bright colors.
No way was I doing that!

  He painted so many different expressions so I thought
it would be fun to  do my impression of some of them and have them
hanging in his studio with his favorite leather sofa.

He designed some furniture as well. I just loved this crazy curvy chair
and stool so had to include it in this composition. Looks like he was having
tea and someone forgot their sneakers!

Here's a photo of Roy lounging on his leather sofa in his studio

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923, in New York City, the first of two children born to Milton and Beatrice Werner Lichtenstein. Milton Lichtenstein (1893–1946) was a successful real estate broker, and Beatrice Lichtenstein (1896–1991

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He is preeminently identified with Pop Art, a movement he helped originate, and his first fully achieved paintings were based on imagery lifted from comic strips and advertisements and rendered in a style mimicking the crude printing processes of newspaper reproduction. 

In August 1997, Lichtenstein fell ill with pneumonia. He died unexpectedly of complications from the disease on September 29, 1997, at the age of 73, in New York City.

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