Let's Read Art: Lichtenstein
I love looking at art especially with people I love! Using the steps to reading art here, we sat down and discussed "Artist's Studio: Foot Medication" by Roy Lichtenstein.
Below are the interpretations of Stephen (my husband), Andy and Spencer (my sons) and myself.
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
- Room full of paintings
- Looks like a comic book
- The paintings have shadows but the room doesn't
- The room doesn't look realistic
- Paintings are leaning against the couch
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE?
- The room looks small like it's an apartment because art is leaning against furniture and the painting is close to the radiator
- The paintings are of different styles like the person who lives there is looking at them for inspiration
- This makes me believe it's an artist studio
- Given what I know about Pop Art I'd guess this is the artists studio.
- That couch is very blocky and not very inviting
- I know that radiators like that one are usually from the early 1900's so this must be an old building.
WHY DID THE ARTIST PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER?
- The artist drew the room with the same, or even less interest, than the art in the room showing where the artist puts their focus
- This is probably the artists studio or apartment. It's where they review and store their work.
- It's cool to see what other types of art the artist looks at for inspiration
These are our interpretations, you may see something different. Oh, and I should mention that when we do this we don't read up about the piece until after we've looked at it.