20 notecards, 4 each of 5 images
- 20 envelopes
- Sturdy, reuseable box, great for storage
- Measures 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (14 x 19.1 x 3.8 cm)
|Format:||7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.|
One of Pop Art's most consistent personalities is the American painter, graphic artist, and sculptor, Roy Fox Lichtenstein (1923-1997). His paintings, screenprints, and collages, especially since 1965,feature imagery from the mass media such as comics, cartoons, and advertising.
He developed his style known as "Ben-Day dots"-- named after American artist, Benjamin Day, who originally devised this technique for industrial illustration. The artist's achievement was to dissolve unicolored surfaces into evenly colored dots, thus lending his large-scale works their special effect. In addition to his printing technique, comic strip speech bubbles became hallmarks of his oeuvre.
The artist created uniquely iconic images thanks to the parallel combination of clear color contrasts and screenprint dots, as well as his limited palate of primary colors used in four-color printing: red, yellow, blue, and black. He also adopted stylized composition following classical rules. The basic theme of his artworks was the copy as a universal principle of a media-defined environment.