Roy Lichtenstein

Nude Reading

About this artwork

This print is from a group of paintings and prints of female nudes Lichtenstein created during the 1990s. It was the first time the artist had approached this major subject from the art of history as a series. Lichtenstein returned to sources he had used in the 1960s. The composition of the reading girl is taken from the November 1963 edition of ‘Girls’ Romances’. Lichtenstein translated the clothed female figure into a nude, recreating her as a nude. Commenting on the ‘Nudes’ series, Lichtenstein noted that, ‘it was a good excuse to contrast undulating and volumetric form with rigid geometry’.

Updated before 2020

see media
  • artist:
    Roy LichtensteinAmerican (1923 - 1997)
  • title:
    Nude Reading
  • date created:
    1994
  • materials:
    Relief print on paper
  • measurements:
    77.80 x 92.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection 2015
  • accession number:
    AL00375
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Tell us what you think.

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein