You can’t talk about Roy Lichtenstein without talking about art history. Here’s one of Roy Lichtenstein’s riffs on Henri Matisse, complete with goldfish, drawings, an arabesque, a cityscape and a semi-still-life on a tabletop. (Click on the image or here to see the entire painting.) I’ve opened photo-replying on this post: If you think you know Matisse paintings/drawings that informed this Lichtenstein painting, Still Life with Goldfish (1974) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reply with a JPEG!
It’s Roy Lichtenstein week on The Modern Art Notes Podcast! This week’s program features James Rondeau, the head of the contemporary art department at the Art Institute of Chicago, talking about his new Lichtenstein retrospective. It opens to the public tomorrow. The exhibition is the first career-length survey of Lichtenstein’s art and the first retrospective of the artist in 18 years.
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Image: Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Goldfish, 1974. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.