Roy Lichtenstein

Two nudes

About this artwork

This is from a group of prints and paintings 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 to make these works. Here, the figures are taken from a 1963 comic book entitled ‘Girls’ Romances’. Lichtenstein translated the clothed women into nudes, imagining their bare bodies beneath their outfits. The resulting image is intentionally provocative and kitsch. Commenting on the series, he noted that, ‘it was a good excuse to contrast undulating and volumetric form with rigid geometry’.

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  • title:
    Two nudes
  • accession number:
    AL00377
  • artist:
    Roy LichtensteinAmerican (1923 - 1997)
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  • materials:
    Relief print on paper
  • date created:
    1994
  • measurements:
    122.10 x 104.60 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