Wendy got me interested in Lichtenstein's interiors. Here is a very nice
I really like the sculptures that are shown too - placed in front of the
painting containing the sculpture.
This is a great site:
There is also a book about his interiors:
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art had an exhibit several years ago, too,
and may still have a catalog of that exhibit.
Here is a nice one showing one point perspective:
http://www.walkerart.org/education/aom/97nov/ (probably multiple vanishing
http://www.baeditions.com/ROL%20Details/ROL%20LaSortie.htm (from Dagwood's
in (nice drawing)
http://www.hamiltonselway.com/lichtenstein/the_den.htm (multiple printing
I will be putting Wendy's lesson on IAD as a lesson in two point
perspective. It might be fun to have the students find the vanishing points
in some of Lichtenstein's paintings (make photocopies - or have kids use
tracing paper over small color reproductions).
...a little trivia for you:
"Lichtenstein produced art that looked machine- like. He used a technique
called "Ben Day dots" to create effects similar to those seen in
low-resolution computer images. The technique was invented by Benjamin Day
in 1879, many years before computers were around"
More on perspective- might be fun for younger students to find the vanishing
points in this work - Red Barn(scroll down to Red Barn):
Here is a coloring page for Red Barn and Blame:
Extension - Lichtenstein sculpture:
Students could make foam core macquettes for larger aluminum sculptures:
http://www.tallix.com/fabrication.html (some macquettes are in the online
exhibit link posted above)
Thanks Wendy for sparking my interest today! I enjoyed this surf.