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Roy Lichtenstein Quotes

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
Roy Lichtenstein
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I don't think of form as a kind of architecture. The architecture is the result of the forming. It is the kinesthetic and visual sense of position and wholeness that puts the thing into the realm of art.
Roy Lichtenstein
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I don't have big anxieties. I wish I did. I'd be much more interesting.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

In America the biggest is the best
Roy Lichtenstein
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There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Mir= and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist, but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.
Roy Lichtenstein
#People #American Artist

Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters, but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle, and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

But certainly the Abstract Expressionists were in a more romantic mode of painting, or give and take, than my paintings are seen to be anyway.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

But usually I begin things through a drawing, so a lot of things are worked out in the drawing. But even then, I still allow for and want to make changes.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

But when I worked on a painting I would do it from a drawing but I would put certain things I was fairly sure I wanted in the painting, and then collage on the painting with printed dots or painted paper or something before I really committed it.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

I don't think that I'm over his influence but they probably don't look like Picassos; Picasso himself would probably have thrown up looking at my pictures.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

I kind of do the drawing with the painting in mind, but it's very hard to guess at a size or a color and all the colors around it and what it will really look like.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

I think that most people think painters are kind of ridiculous, you know?
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

I think we're much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there's another purpose to it.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

I'm interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it's the tension between what seems to be so rigid and cliched and the fact that art really can't be this way.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

I'm not really sure what social message my art carries, if any. And I don't really want it to carry one. I'm not interested in the subject matter to try to teach society anything, or to try to better our world in any way.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

In America the biggest is the best.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted to look programmed or impersonal but I don't really believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And I don't think you could do this.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist

You know, as you compose music, you're just off in your own world. You have no idea where reality is, so to have an idea of what people think is pretty hard.
Roy Lichtenstein
#American Artist