The Violin

1976

Object

Artist

Roy Lichtenstein, American, 1923-1997
Born: New York, NY
Work Locations: New York, NY

Country

Object Info

Object: painting
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1981.632

Medium/Technique

Oil paint and Magna on canvas

Credit

Funds from Jan and Frederick R. Mayer, Mr. and Mrs. Aron B. Katz, Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Addison and Anonymous Donors.

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Dimensions

stretcher height: 54 1/4 in, 137.7950 cm; stretcher width: 80 in, 203.2000 cm; frame height: 62 3/4 in, 159.3850 cm; frame width: 88 1/4 in, 224.1550 cm; frame depth: 2 3/4 in, 6.9850 cm; image height: 53 1/4 in, 135.2550 cm; image width: 79 1/2 in, 201.9

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Caption

Roy Lichtenstein
The Violin, 1976
Oil paint and Magna on canvas
Funds from Jan and Frederick R. Mayer, Mr. and Mrs. Aron B. Katz, Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Addison and Anonymous Donors, 1981.632

Extended Info

Roy Lichtenstein The Violin 1976 Oil paint and Magna on canvas FH: 62 3/4in; FW: 88 1/4in; FD: 2 3/4in; IH: 53 1/4in; IW: 79 1/2in Funds from Jan and Frederick R. Mayer, Mr. and Mrs. Aron B. Katz, Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Addison and anonymous donors, 1981.632 In The Violin, American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein successfully combines the classic art of still life with the mass media method of commercial printing. He paints a violin using thick black outlines and the Ben-Day dots used in cheaply printed comic strips, transforming the traditional still life subject into a style based on contemporary mass media culture.

Exhibition History

  • "American Still Life Painting"—Aspen Art Museum, 12/19/1996 - 04/06/1997
  • "Fracture: Cubism and After"--Denver Art Museum , 1/26/2014 - 1/10/2016