Though he remains best remembered for comic-inspired paintings like Whaam! (1963) and Ohhh… Alright… (1964), Roy Lichtenstein explored just about every art historical style out there—from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism, from Native American motifs to Art Deco design. Lichtenstein not only drew from these disparate traditions, but he also crafted unique interpretations of famous works from the likes of Picasso, Matisse, and Monet. It’s remarkable how recognizable the original creators are, though the works still bear Lichtenstein’s unmistakable Pop Art sensibility.
The Art Institute, of course, has a spectacular permanent collection that spans the history of art, and consequently the wide range of Lichtenstein’s various inspirations and influences. To celebrate this coincidence, we’ve created a special mini-tour to help you connect the dots between the museum’s vast collection and the witty, ironic art of Roy Lichtenstein.
19 hours 57 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
22 hours 19 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.