Drowning Girl is a 1963 painting in oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas by Roy Lichtenstein, based on original art by Tony Abruzzo. One of the most representative paintings of the pop art movement, it was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 1971. The work is derived from a 1962 DC Comics panel; both the graphical and narrative elements of the work are cropped from the source image.
About Drowning Girl in brief
Drowning Girl is a 1963 painting in oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas by Roy Lichtenstein, based on original art by Tony Abruzzo. One of the most representative paintings of the pop art movement, it was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 1971. It shows a teary-eyed woman on a turbulent sea, seemingly from a romance. The work is derived from a 1962 DC Comics panel; both the graphical and narrative elements of the work are cropped from the source image. It also borrows from Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa and from elements of modernist artists Jean Arp and Joan Miró. The painting depicted the advancement of Lichtenston’s cartoon work, which represented his 1961 departure from his abstract expressionism period, from animated cartoons to more serious themes such as romance and wartime armed forces. It is one of several Lichtensteins that mention a character named Brad who is absent from the picture. LichtenStein parodied four Picassos between 1962 and 1963. He also produced several early paintings of women in love affairs with domineering men causing women to be miserable, such as Hopeless and In the Car These works served as prelude to 1964 paintings of innocent girls next door displaying helplessness and helplessness with one-sided love. In the early 1960s he produced Look Mickey and Popeye, both of which were influenced by comic strip imagery and motifs.
He was also influenced by Picasso’s depictions of weeping women in the early- to mid-1960s. His first marriage to Isabel Wilson, which resulted in two sons, lasted from 1949 to 1965; the couple separated in 1963. In 1964 he married Isabel Wilson and had two sons with whom he had one son, David, who was born in 1958. In 1965 he had a son, Michael, who died in a car accident in 1968. In 1966 he had two children with Isabel Wilson; they had two boys together, Michael and Michael was also born in 1957. In 1968 he had another son, James, who is now the son of James Rosenquist, who also worked for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He had a daughter, Victoria, in 1969. In 1970 he had three children with his third wife, Barbara, who he had been married to since 1961. In 1971 he had four children with two daughters, Victoria and Mary, who were born in 1969 and 1970. In 1973 he had five children with a third daughter, Maria, who lives in New York City. In 1978 he had his fourth child with his fourth wife, Mary, and in 1979 he had six children with one daughter, Mary. In 1981 he had seven children with three daughters. In 1984 he had eight children with five children. In 1987 he had nine children with six grandchildren. In 1989 he had an eighth child with a sixth child, Maria. In 1988, he had the tenth child with two grandchildren.