Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Art Comic Book Style Self-Portraits
Students will learn about the artist and work of Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was an American painter who is well known for his pop art depictions of everyday objects. His paintings are instantly recognizable as he often simulated the Ben-Day dot patterns present in the commercial printing of comic books, newspapers, and other mainstream media. Many find his art to be exciting and approachable because of the minimal primary palette, and the comic inspired subject matter. After learning about comics and cartoon faces, in the style of Lichtenstein, students will create a comic self portrait.