Roy Lichtenstein

Bathroom
1961

Not on view

Artist
Roy Lichtenstein

Title
Bathroom

Date
1961

Classification
Paintings

Medium
Oil on canvas

Dimensions
Overall: 45 3/4 × 69 3/8 in. (116.2 × 176.2 cm)

Accession number
2002.253

Credit line
Gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President

Rights and reproductions information
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein,all rights reserved


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  • Where We Are, Kids, Spanish

    Roy Lichtenstein, Bathroom, 1961

    Roy Lichtenstein, Bathroom, 1961

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    Mark Joshua Epstein:  Estamos observando una pintura de 1961 realizada por Roy Lichtenstein y titulada Bathroom.

    Estudiante 1: Es algo raro… La mayoría de la gente tiene un baño en la casa, me hace pensar: ¿por qué ibas a pintar un baño?

    Estudiante 2: Creo que el objetivo de esta pintura es, simplemente, mostrar cosas cotidianas, que vemos en la vida diaria, y representar cuál es su propósito. 

    Estudiante 1: Bueno, me pregunto por qué hay un símbolo de derechos de autor en la esquina inferior izquierda.

    Estudiante 2: Sí, parece como si estuviera dibujado en un estilo caricaturesco. 

    Mark Joshua Epstein: Roy Lichtenstein fue un artista pop, lo que significa que se inspiró mucho en objetos de la cultura popular. Uno de los motivos por los que esto podría llevar un signo de derechos de autor es porque lo tomó de un folleto o algún tipo de publicidad acerca de un baño. Si fueran a crear una obra de arte hoy en día y se fueran a inspirar en algo de la cultura popular, ¿qué sería?

    Estudiante 2: Puede que suene un poco raro, pero a mí me interesa bastante el vello facial. Quizás se podría dibujar un bigote realizando cierta acción.

    Estudiante 1: Creo que quizás sería un paisaje, porque en las revistas y la publicidad siempre vemos paisajes hermosos.

  • Where We Are, Kids

    Roy Lichtenstein, Bathroom, 1961

    Roy Lichtenstein, Bathroom, 1961

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    Mark Joshua Epstein: We are looking at a 1961 painting by Roy Lichtenstein called Bathroom

    Student 1: It's kind of random, like most people in their house have a bathroom, and why would you paint it is my feeling.

    Student 2: I think the object of this painting is just to show everyday, daily things that you see in life, and just to represent what their purpose is.

    Student 3: Well, I'm wondering why there's a copyrighted sign on the bottom left corner.

    Student 4: Well, it looks sort of like it was drawn in a cartoon style.

    Mark Joshua Epstein: Roy Lichtenstein was a Pop artist, which meant that he was really inspired by things from popular culture. One of the reasons this might have a copyright sign on it is because it was taken from a brochure or some kind of advertisement about a bathroom. If you were going to create a work of art now and you were going to take inspiration from something in popular culture, what could it be?

    Student 1: I think maybe a landscape, because in magazines and advertisements, you always see these beautiful landscapes.

    Student 2: This might sound a little odd, but I'm kind of interested in facial hair. Maybe you can draw a picture of a mustache in a certain action.

    Student 3: I would probably draw a plant or a flower because there's so many different variations, and they're very fun to draw.



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