roy lichtenstein's meditation on art
 
roy lichtenstein's meditation on art
apr 05, 2010

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art

roy lichtenstein: meditations on art milan triennale museum, italy on now until may 30th, 2010

‘untitled’, 1986 private collection image © designboom

‘meditation on art’ is an exhibition devoted to the work of american pop artist roy lichtenstein on show at the milan triennale. his work is part of an art historical tradition that reuses subjects employed by other artists. he was the first to evolve an aesthetic theory that could transform a copy into an original.

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘figures’, 1977 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein made use of images in magazines and books, through a technique that imitated typographical printing. the artist wanted to give his works an anonymous character. at first, he copied – with small but significant changes – reproductions of works taken from printed sources through projections onto large canvases. without any kind of chiaroscuro.

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘self portrait’, 1978 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘rouen cathedral seen at three different times of the day’, set II, 1969 colonia, meseum ludwig image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art detail image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘vista with bridge’, 1996 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art detail image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘cloud and sea’, 1964 museum ludwig, colonia image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art detail image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘sunrise’, 1965 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art roy lichtenstein in his studio

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art a notebook collage by roy litchtenstein image © designboom

at the end of what is a thematic rather than a chronological show, is a room with drawings, historic documents, notebooks, and instruments used by the artist.

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘girl with beach ball II’, 1977 private collection, courtesy gallery mitchell-innes and nash image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art detail image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art tools and materials image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘frolic’, 1977 courtesy gagosian gallery image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘still life with crystal bowl’, 1973 white museum of american art, new york image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘cubist still life’, 1974 anne best collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘the atom’, 1975 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘eclipse of the sun’, 1975 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘the red horseman’, 1974 museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig, vienna image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘study for preparedness’, 1968 museum ludwig, colonia image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art exhibition view image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘landscapes with figures and rainbow’, 1980 museum ludwig, colonia image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘landscapes with figures and sun’, 1980 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘expressionist head’, 1980 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art exhibition view image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘expressionist head’, 1980 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘portrait of a woman’, 1979 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art sketches of ‘expressionist head’ and ‘portrait of a woman’ image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘woman’, 1981 image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘trompe l’oeil with léger head and paintbrush’,1973 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘profile head v’, 1988 private collection image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art ‘little big painting’, 1965 new york, whitney museum of american art image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art exhibition view image © designboom

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art roy lichtenstein in his studio

roy lichtenstein's meditation on art portrait of roy lichtenstein

  • gotta be one of my favouite artists.

    donny salami
  • Very entertaining, Fun! Thanks for making it possible to view d;-)

    Jetwax
  • I’ve been there 3 weeks ago, was amazing!

    gaianorm
  • Roy is stil amazing!
    Thanx for showing his Art!

    sokazo
  • wil defo go see this during design week. when he’s young he’s so cute!

    xxx

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