Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sunrise in the style of Roy Lichtenstein





A lesson is originally from Phyl's site, There's a dragon in my artroom. Check out her site for more!


You need:


  1. drawing sheet A3 size

  2. tempera in red, blue, yellow, white and black

  3. brushes

  4. jar with water


Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) was an
American popart artist. He is best known for his enormously enlarged cartoons. After his art studies in New York and Columbus Liechtenstein teached art himself. In his spare time he painted abstract paintings and made parodies of American art from the twenties. In1960 he came into contact with Claes Oldenburg and the style elements from advertising and comic strips. He started to use use grids, dots, black outlines and bright colours, the style who made him famous. From 1962 Lichtenstein used the works of Monet, Picasso and Mondrian as the inspiration for his art and he paints sunsets in their style. Most of his work however is based on advertisements and cartoons.



Show artwork of Liechtenstein on the digital board and discuss the characteristics: primary colours sometimes with green, 
text balloons, raster dots as we know from newspaper photographs and thick black outlines. Show at the end the work 'Sunrise'. Ask students how they can recognize this work as a Lichtenstein.


The students are instructed to paint a sunrise in the style of Lichtenstein. All Lichtenstein characteristics as discussed so, have to be seen in their painting.






Artworks are made by students of grade 5