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Have students do a rough sketch of their composition, and them recreate it by cartooning the image using the techniques present in Lichtenstein's painting, such as black outlines, primary colors and Benday dot patterns.
There's a consistency between the Pop art style of the artist and the glitzy design of the book from the "POW" on the cover to the benday dot end sheets.
For Sunset (black), 2013, the words SUN and SET, carved from foam and arranged one atop the other, have been silk-screened with a black-and-white pattern that looks like Benday clots or pumice stone; lit from behind, the piece stood in a raw, hallway-like slot behind the wall, framed by a neatly chopped round opening that rhymed with the floor pool.
By employing recognizable images from popular culture, such as Mickey Mouse (Look Mickey, 1961), and by incorporating the heavy black outlines, Benday dots and saturated primary colors of the funny papers, Roy Lichtenstein helped usher in a new visual vernacular perfectly suited to America's rapidly growing consumer culture.
After moving to New York in 1961 (encouraged by Sam Francis, whom she'd met in Venice), the Austrian artist befriended Claes Oldenburg and Roy Lichtenstein, and visited Warhol's Factory; her early stateside output--in painting, drawing, prints, and sculpture--admits Benday dots and spray paint, flattened forms and jazzed-up surfaces.
In addition to the black outlines, primary colors, and Benday dots that characterize the artist's style, strong horizontal lines in the foreground and background suggest the rush of air streaming along the car as the couple fly down the road in chilly silence.
Finding a way to reproduce the look of benday dots in Lichtenstein's work was a difficult task for artist Greg Olmstead.
With their evacuated palette, exhausted benday facture, and automatic automatism, Wool's abstractions are--eureka
We see full-screen paintings, along with close-ups of a number of works by each artist: Warhol's soup cans, Thiebaud's pies, cakes and gumball machines, and Lichtenstein's enormous paintings of details seen in cartoons, all painted in his Benday dot technique.
In "Painting from the '80s"--an exhibition staged by Fredericks & Freiser and Andrew Kreps--Overhy's sense of composition ("layout" is really closer to what I mean) countered collage-derived images lifted from popular culture (at times reduced to the Benday dots of mechanical printing) against severed heads or fetishized excisions (eyes, mouths) or geometric shapes (patterns, targets, and circles).
Benday dots were made mechanically using a metal stencil in which holes were evenly spaced.
Its lower reg-ister is filled with evenly spaced dots (orange, blue, pink, and green), placed off-kilter relative to the frame, that wink at the Benday dots visible elsewhere, Twister mats, and Damien Hirst spot paintings, the last having just vacated the uptown--and every other--Gagosian space.
The product of eight months' labor by roughly two hundred assistants working in 24/7 shifts to keep the pace up, The 500 Arhats is the culmination of the Murakami studio's technical mastery; synthesizing previous experimentations on surface textures in works such as Warp, 2009, the surface of each panel was coated with layers of crisp silk-screened patterns--tiny rings, Benday dots, and diamond shapes--providing visual energy and a digitalized appearance.
Sure, we can spot his Benday dots, comic-strip scenes, and elegantly rendered brushstrokes in a flash--but what happens when we slow down and really look at these, examining their iterations and mutations across his career?
This piece consists of six pointillist self-portraits made by burning cigarette holes in paper, like benday dots, and exhaling smoke into them for coloration.