Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of Portrait of an Artist offers an intimate peek at the life and work of an important figure in the world of art. Not just a dry discussion of the major works, this video is an exploration of the environment that produced the artist and influenced his or her work. From interviews with family and friends, to short trips to the artist's favorite haunts, no stone is left unturned. In this particular episode, viewers explore the life and work of Roy Lichtenstein, one of the prominent figures of the pop movement. Focusing on his 1993 career retrospective at the Guggenheim, this video explores the work of the man who so effectively combined four-color comic-book art with the sensibility of Seurat.
artist, pop-art, modern-art, painting, pop-culture, America, comic-book, comic-strip