Roy Lichtenstein

Water Lillies with Japanese Bridge

About this artwork

This is from a group of six works that form Lichtenstein’s Water Lilies series which pay homage to the water lily paintings of Impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840-1926). As well as the primary colours commonly associated with Lichtenstein’s early Pop Art works, this work introduces a wider tonal range, with greens, as well as orange, light yellow and light blue. The solid blocks of colour, created in sign painter’s enamel on the stainless steel, have a collage-like appearance. Monet’s vast canvases of ponds and water lilies were intended to envelope the viewer. The large scale of this work and its mirrored stainless steel surface, in which the viewer can see his or herself reflected, has a similar immersive quality.

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  • title:
    Water Lillies with Japanese Bridge
  • accession number:
    AL00373
  • artist:
    Roy LichtensteinAmerican (1923 - 1997)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • materials:
    Screenprint on enamel on stainless steel
  • date created:
    1992
  • measurements:
    211.50 x 147.30 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection 2015
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2017.
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein