Pop Art Rug By Roy Lichtenstein 47406
This delightful rug by Roy Lichtenstein playfully interweaves design elements of Cubism with his signature cartoon-like pop-art style. Strategically placed yellow adds to the illusion of three dimensions.
Pop Art Rug by Roy Lichtenstein, Origin: India, Circa: Mid- 20th Century – The artist uses the primary colors blue, yellow and red to form geometric shapes reminiscent of elements used in Cubism. Roy Lichtenstein skillfully uses black lines to outline and define the forms. A solid vertical black line divides the rug into two unequal parts. The designs on the left are comprised of angular rhombic shapes of diamonds, triangles and cubes, while those on the larger, right side include ovals, circles and arcs superimposed over a background of rhombic forms that balance the two sides. The artist’s use of color achieves the same effect of balanced asymmetry. Yellow dominates the larger frame, defining an eye and long yellow hair suggesting a female figure. Strong dark colors of black and blue accentuate the form on the left side suggestive of a male figure. Diagonal lines drawn within the primary figures on each side create the cartoon effects that are the signature of Lichtenstein’s works.