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Roy Lichtenstein: Lasting influence

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23 May 2018

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Moco Museum - Banksy Amsterdam
Honthorststraat 20
1071DE, Amsterdam
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At the Moco Museum an exhibition of one of the greatest contemporary art interpreters and a master of Pop Art. The influence of Roy Lichtenstein’s art is still evident in many forms of artistic expression: from painting to advertising, from photography to design and fashion.

You recognize his works at first glance: he has become part of the unconscious cultural heritage to all of us.

Lichtenstein’s art seems apparently “easy” to understand. But beyond the surface it is an intellectual, rationalistic art, premeditated and realized through a complex process of a deconstruction and reconstruction of the image: bold lines associated with flat colors, thousands of regular dots, a magnified halftone screen, that suggests the idea of chiaroscuro and even the impression of reflections of light.

From the beginning Roy Lichtenstein’s sophisticated art has had an uninterrupted power of seduction on visual culture and communication, whose end is still far off.

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