[M-Maybe he became ill and could't leave the studio]
Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective
James Rondeau is chair, and Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Sheena Wagstaff is chief curator at Tate Modern, London.
Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective...
The Exhibition includes about 170 works by Roy Lichtenstein between 1950 to 1997. It focusses on his painting, sculpture and drawing. It is the first major retrospective to broadly examine his art since his death.
I love the range the exhibition offers from his most iconic masterpieces, pop-comic paintings, dead-pan advertisements and also landscapes and sculptures. To me, one of the most interesting galleries was "Art History". The exhibition has his comic-style rendering of Impressionist, Cubist, Surrealist and Expressionist styles. He admitted, "The things I apparently parodied, I actually admire".
The Ring [Engagement]
To me, the most interesting was the Art History Gallery [1951-1990]
The marker reads..
"Through appropriation, repetition, stylization and parody, lichtenstein was the first artist to critically and systematically dismantle the history of modern art, though not without deference and respect. As he admitted early on, "The things that I have apprently parodied, I actually admire". As this was an abiding topic for him, this is one of the two galleries in the exhibition in which the work spans the breath of his entire career."
Nude with Bust
1995 / Oil and Magna on canvas..
Interior with Nude leaving
1997 / Oil and Mineral Spirit Acrylic [MSA} on canvas..
Here are only 15 of the 170 works by Roy Lichtenstein, exhibited in the Regenstein Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago. There is so much more to be enjoyed. the evolution of his brushstrokes and trademark style can be observed. I will be posting more on this exhibition as I get time..