Art is not in #ancient history as new #artists who are making new styles still rise.
One person who proves this is #Roy Lichtenstein, an American artist. He was born in year 1923, and later deceased at 1997. He started drawing #musicians while they were playing their #instruments as a hobby, and later on he entered the Ohio State University and studied Fine Arts. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque influenced him. He started painting #Cubism and #Expressionism styles, later moving to #Abstract #Expressionism.
He was also one of the founders of the Pop Art movement, and the reason he adopted this movement was because of a teacher that taught with him in the same university. Another thing that made him attempt Pop Art was his son, who challenged him to drawing the #Mickey Mouse character.
What is #pop art? It is when different irrelevant elements are shown in a piece of #art. The features of pop art include illustrations of objects or people, it is also a response to abstract expressionism. It focuses on the society and not individuality, deriving its inspiration from everyday activities. The artists mostly use yellow, red, and blue colours, and do not express their feelings through the painting.
Roy Lichtenstein is most famous for this painting “#Whaam”, which was inspired from a
comic book. He added his personal experience to the painting as he joined the military during World War II. The painting shows a rocket being fired at a fighter plane. The word “Whaam” was added to grab the viewers’ attention. He was well known for his use of bold colours, black outlines, and tones made using Ben-day dots.