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Let's Read Art: Lichtenstein

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.

Roy Lichtenstein, Artist's Studio: Foot Medication. Photo by Stephen

Roy Lichtenstein, Artist's Studio: Foot Medication. Photo by Stephen

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.

 

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