The Irish-born British painter was born on this day, 28 October 1909.
His paintings are deliberately uncomfortable and unpleasant. Known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery. After the suicide of his lover, George Dyer in 1971, his work became dominated by death.
In “Triptych – August 1972”, Dyer appears on the left and Bacon on the right. The seated figures and their coupling are set against black voids and the central flurry has been seen as ‘a life-and-death struggle’.
This work is on view at Gallery Art
Happy Birthday Roy🎈🎂
Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody. Favoring the comic strip as his main inspiration, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting.
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