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My rendition of a Roy Lichtenstein painting. Created as a final project for Art History. Enjoy :)

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Final project!

  1. 1. Rendition of Roy Morgan Parrish NCVPS 2009 - 2010
  2. 2. Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) <ul><li>Pop Artist in the 1960’s </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Art: an art movement that originated in the 1950’s in England, spreading to the United States in the 1960’s, and was based on “popular culture” </li></ul><ul><li>Some major artists during the Pop Art movement include: Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein. </li></ul><ul><li>Lichtenstein, a very educated artist, found his start in painting Pop Art images after a challenge from his children. They bet that he couldn’t paint as well as the comic strips they read. </li></ul>Title Picture:
  3. 3. <ul><li>Guess what: he could. </li></ul>Picture:
  4. 4. Roy’s Style <ul><li>Used different size Benday Dots to create shading. By spacing them differently, he created different colors and shadows. </li></ul><ul><li>Painted images that already existed, often comic book pictures or common objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Objects are large, filling the whole canvas. </li></ul><ul><li>Used simple brushstrokes to demonstrate extreme emotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted his paintings to seem machine-made with no visible brushstrokes. </li></ul>Title Picture:
  5. 5. <ul><li>Used primary colors (red, blue, yellow) to create the whole image. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually outlined everything in thick, black lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Used oil or Magna paint (it’s a brand). </li></ul> Roy’s Style Title Picture:
  6. 6. Choosing an Image <ul><li>Many of Roy’s images came from actual comic books. I looked through my brother’s and found this image in a Green Arrow comic. </li></ul>Title Picture:
  7. 7. The Process <ul><li>The sketch of the image on standard printer paper </li></ul>Title Picture:
  8. 8. <ul><li>My dad works at the nearby middle school, and they have a device called Elmo. </li></ul>The Process Title Picture: Elmo is essentially a live camera that, by using a projector, puts the object placed beneath it on the SmartBoard.
  9. 9. The Process Title Picture: I balanced the canvas until it was the correct height for the projector. Tracing the image in the dark proved to be easier because the lines showed up better. The whole set-up
  10. 10. The Process Title Picture: The paints that Lichtenstein used were Magna paints. Magna, the brand, is under a new company now. They are now Golden Paints.
  11. 11. The Process Title Picture: Painting… … and goofing off. (My brother and dad act out the scene)
  12. 12. The Process Title Picture: Benday Dots on both the man’s skin and his fist. (Sorry for the shadows…my photography could use some work.)
  13. 13. The Process Title Picture: Adding the black outline…
  14. 14. Final Product Title Picture:
  15. 15. Final Product Title Picture:
  16. 16. A Learning Experience <ul><li>This project gave me a new respect for Roy’s work. His bold colors, black lines, and extremely precise Benday Dots helped intensify the common images he created. I love his work, and never in a million years could I create a painting as precise and impressive as his. Yet, the experience was fun and I enjoyed getting to use his techniques. I’m quite proud of my rendition of Roy! </li></ul>Title Picture:
  17. 17. Sources <ul><li>&quot;ArtLex on Pop Art.&quot; ArtLex Art Dictionary . Web. 29 May 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Roy Lichtenstein - Biography.&quot; - Online Auctions & Select Artworks Online . Web. 18 May 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanczura, Dieter. &quot;Roy Lichtenstein Biography - Artelino.&quot; Artelino - Japanese Prints and Contemporary Chinese Art Prints . Mar. 2009. Web. 18 May 2010. <>. </li></ul>Title Picture:
  18. 18. Thanks for Watching!