Purple/Red:Drawn from life, two weeks ago, in Chicago.
Tombow marker and pastel on watercolor paper, 8"x8".
The Lichtenstein Retrospective:While I was in Chicago, I attended the members preview of the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at the Art Institute.
I was familiar, of course, with his pop art cartoon images painted large. Like Andy Warhol's soup cans, Marilyns and Maos, these are works that have enlarged the vocabularies of fine art and commercial art and are part of popular culture.
Like Warhol, Lichtenstein had fine art training. Over his long career, he painted and sculpted in many different styles and was able to return to certain themes repeatedly, each time with greater maturity and skill.
This is a fascinating exhibit. I recommend you visit it, if you get the chance.
For Lichtenstein bio, see wikipedia.
For fun, click on some samples of Lichtenstein's unique takes on famous artworks, here and here and here and here