Cow Going Abstract Triptych

By Roy Lichtenstein SKU:184413

Roy Lichtenstein's ""Cow Going Abstract Triptych,"" painted in the year 1980, stands as a remarkable piece within his oeuvre. Departing from his signature comic-book style, this artwork exemplifies Lichtenstein's experimental phase. The triptych's vivid colors and dynamic forms engage viewers, inviting them to contemplate the interplay between abstraction and representation. It symbolizes Lichtenstein's artistic evolution and willingness to push boundaries, making it a unique and significant painting that showcases the artist's versatility and creativity.

44 cm

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Title: “”Roy Lichtenstein’s Evocative Transformation: Cow Going Abstract Triptych””

Year Painted: 1980

In 1980, the iconic Roy Lichtenstein veered into uncharted artistic realms with his captivating masterpiece, the “”Cow Going Abstract Triptych.”” This pivotal work marked a departure from his trademark comic-book-inspired style, encapsulating a pivotal moment of experimental exploration.

Lichtenstein, celebrated for his bold use of primary colors and Ben-Day dots, took a daring leap by introducing this triptych. The piece is a stunning portrayal of a cow, fragmented and reconstructed through abstract elements. The artist’s audacious choice of palette, incorporating vibrant hues that diverge from his norm, demands attention and reflection.

The triptych format itself adds complexity, allowing Lichtenstein to narrate a multifaceted story. Each panel offers a distinct perspective on the subject, prompting viewers to engage in a visual dialogue that traverses the boundaries between representation and abstraction. This interplay challenges preconceptions and beckons contemplation, echoing the evolving artistic landscape of the time.

“”Cow Going Abstract Triptych”” encapsulates Lichtenstein’s artistic evolution, symbolizing his willingness to push artistic boundaries. The work serves as a bridge between his established pop art repertoire and his venture into uncharted waters, making it a testament to his adaptability and audacity. Its creation in 1980 positions it within a pivotal period of contemporary art, where artists were redefining conventions and forging new paths.

Beyond its intrinsic artistic value, the triptych’s significance also lies in its reflection of broader societal shifts. The 1980s marked an era of dynamic transformation, both culturally and technologically. Lichtenstein’s departure from the familiar mirrors this spirit of change, encapsulating the zeitgeist of the time and rendering the painting a captivating encapsulation of an era.

In conclusion, Roy Lichtenstein’s “”Cow Going Abstract Triptych,”” born in the revolutionary year of 1980, stands as an emblem of artistic courage and evolution. Its departure from convention, vivid abstraction, and representation fusion, all within the context of a triptych, make it a profound and enduring artwork. As the art world and society underwent metamorphosis, Lichtenstein’s triptych emerged as a poignant representation, etching its significance into the tapestry of art history.

Original size:
75.7 x 66 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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