For this #selfysundayproject , I decided to go full on for a reconstruction of Roy Lichtenstein’s The Crying Girl because it is one of my favorite pieces of art and I wanted to add my own poppy, qwerky spin to the genre.
If you are not familiar with the piece, it is a 1964 porcelain enamel on steel, which can be seen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crying_Girl_(enamel).jpg.
If you are not familiar with Roy Lichtenstein, as an artist, he 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 humorous 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”. His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.
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I hope you enjoy! ♥ xoxo