Monet & Me students discover the world of Roy Lichtenstein.
Lichtenstein was an American Pop Art Painter whose artistic style developed from comic art strips. Kids and Comic Strips, the perfect combination! His work was done in primary colors—red, yellow, blue. The benday dot, a method by which an image is created, and its density of tone modulated in printing, was a key element in his work. Sometimes, he created his comic strip work by recomposing the strip then projecting the newspaper print onto his canvas!
This week, Monet & Me students are emulating Lichtenstein’s work, and benday dot method. Primary colors are introduced as a part of our artistic element study. To better understand the benday dot method, students will observe comic strips under a magnifying glass. We are off to another great week of creating exciting artwork from proud kids! Next up, De Kooning.
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