As I Opened Fire (Triptych) (Corlett App. 5)

By Roy Lichtenstein SKU:184474

Roy Lichtenstein's ""As I Opened Fire (Triptych) (Corlett App. 5)"" is a remarkable painting created in 1964. This iconic triptych embodies Lichtenstein's signature pop art style, using bold lines, vibrant colors, and Ben-Day dots. It depicts three dynamic scenes inspired by war comics, showcasing the artist's fascination with popular culture and its impact on society. The painting's uniqueness lies in its powerful portrayal of both the allure and absurdity of violence in mass media, provoking reflection on the desensitization of the modern world. Lichtenstein's work remains a pivotal piece in the pop art movement and continues to captivate art enthusiasts worldwide.

41 cm

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Total € 195

Title: “”Roy Lichtenstein’s As I Opened Fire: A 1964 Pop Art Masterpiece””

Year Painted: 1964

Roy Lichtenstein’s “”As I Opened Fire (Triptych) (Corlett App. 5)”” is an iconic and significant artwork from the pop art movement of the 1960s. Created in 1964, this triptych is a striking example of Lichtenstein’s fascination with popular culture and its impact on society.

The painting features three panels, each showcasing a dynamic scene inspired by war comics and pulp magazines. Lichtenstein’s signature style is evident through the use of bold, black outlines, vibrant primary colors, and the iconic Ben-Day dots, which were often used in printing during that time. The painting exudes a sense of drama and intensity, drawing the viewer into the chaotic world of the depicted war scenes.

What makes this painting truly special is its exploration of the dichotomy between the captivating allure of violence and its underlying absurdity. By appropriating images from mass media, Lichtenstein highlights the desensitization of modern society to violence and questions the role of the media in shaping public perception. This theme remains relevant even in contemporary times, making the artwork timeless and thought-provoking.

Lichtenstein’s technique of reproducing images from popular culture with precision and irony challenged the traditional notions of high art and low culture, elevating the status of pop art in the art world. As a result, “”As I Opened Fire (Triptych) (Corlett App. 5)”” became a pivotal piece in his oeuvre, solidifying Lichtenstein’s reputation as a pioneer of the pop art movement.

Moreover, this triptych demonstrates Lichtenstein’s mastery of comic-style illustration and his ability to infuse emotion into seemingly mechanical reproductions. Despite the seemingly simplistic approach, the painting demands attention and contemplation from its viewers, who are compelled to question the deeper meaning behind the visually striking images.

Over the years, “”As I Opened Fire (Triptych) (Corlett App. 5)”” has been displayed in various prestigious exhibitions and art collections worldwide. Its influence on subsequent generations of artists and its lasting impact on the art world underscore its significance as a true masterpiece.

In conclusion, Roy Lichtenstein’s “”As I Opened Fire (Triptych) (Corlett App. 5)”” painted in 1964 is an exceptional work of art that epitomizes the essence of pop art. Its visual brilliance, combined with its thought-provoking exploration of violence and popular culture, cements its position as one of the most exceptional and enduring paintings of the 20th century.

Original size:
62 x 51 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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