Roy Lichtenstein Quotes

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Roy Lichtenstein Quotes

Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted to look programmed or impersonal but I dont really believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And I dont think you could do this.
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I think we're much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there's another purpose to it.

— Roy Lichtenstein

Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.

— Roy Lichtenstein

Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity.

— Roy Lichtenstein

Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters, but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle, and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit.

— Roy Lichtenstein

I'm never drawing the object itself; I'm only drawing a depiction of the object - a kind of crystallized symbol of it.

— Roy Lichtenstein

My work sanitizes it (emotion) but it is also symbolic of commercial art sanitizing human feelings. I think it can be read that way ... People mistake the character of line for the character of art. But it's really the position of line that's important, or the position of anything, any contrast, not the character of it.

— Roy Lichtenstein

When I met Steve Kaufman, I thought he was Gene Simmons, but what an artist talent he is. He will be an art force in the art world to deal with.

— Roy Lichtenstein

All my art is in some way about other art, even if the other art is cartoons.

— Roy Lichtenstein

The big tradition, I think, is unity. And I have that in mind; and with that, you know, you could break all the traditions- all the other so-called rules, because they are stylistic.. and most are not true. As long as the marks are related to one another, there is unity. Unity in the work itself depends on unity of the artist's vision.

— Roy Lichtenstein

There must be something about art ... almost all cultures have done art. It's a refining of the senses, which are there to keep us alive. As far as we know, no other animals do that.

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Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about.

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Painting stems from a sense of organisation, the sensed positions of contrasts. Not that it is about this.

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Pop Art is industrial painting. I think the meaning of my work is that it is industrial, it's what all the world will soon become. Europe will be the same way, soon, it won't be American; it will be universal.

— Roy Lichtenstein

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