Roy Lichtenstein

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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-97) is an artist strectly connected to comics. Among the artists of Pop Art he is the the one who was able to create his own unique style that he used in all his artworks.

He was born into an american middle-class family and his life was quiet until 1943 when he had to take part in the Second World War. The militar world was his first artistic inspiration: in fact it is supposed that one of his leader asked him to reproduce in a bigger dimension a militar comic.

The artistic career of Lichtestein began in 1962 with a personal exhibition made with the famous art dealer Leo Castelli in New York. In those years took place in all the world the phenomenon of consumerism and Pop culture. The artist, always creating images similar to comics, rivisited all the principal artistic style that were created among the IXX century, from cubism to futurism, from expressionism to action painting. The connection between painting and comics creates an original dialog that in the last years involved also some sculputures.

Lichtestein's art is one of the most origininal expression of the second post-war american culture.