Title: Venetian School I (s.9401)
Medium: Original Lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1996, on Lanaquarelle, paper, signed in pencil, dated & numbered, the full sheet, on Lanaquarelle watercolour paper, with the publisher’s blind stamp, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, and their ink stamp and workshop number verso
Size: Image: 39 7/8 x 25 in. (101.2 x 63.5 cm) ; Sheet: 47 ¼ x 31 ¾ in. (120 x 80.6 cm)
Published by: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles,
Reference: Mary Lee Corlett: “The prints of Roy Lichtenstein” (Catalogue Raisonne) Number 295
Note: Roy Lichtenstein’s tongue-in-cheek humour is ever-present in this work as it makes a pun about the 15th-century Venetian school and the popular window coverings. Artists such as Titian and Veronese were considered to have brought a primacy of colour over the line of the artwork of this period. Lichtenstein subverts this with a cool palette and his recognisable bold outlines.
Whitney Museum of American Art – https://whitney.org/collection/works/61081