Technology envisioned: Lichtenstein's monocularity

Authors
Citation
M. Lobel, Technology envisioned: Lichtenstein's monocularity, OX ART J, 24(1), 2001, pp. 131-154
Citations number
39
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Arts & Architecture
Journal title
OXFORD ART JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0142-6540 → ACNP
Volume
24
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
131 - 154
Database
ISI
SICI code
0142-6540(2001)24:1<131:TELM>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Roy Lichtenstein's distinctive Pop Art paintings of the early 1960s have of ten been taken as straightforward, uninflected appropriations of comic-book and advertising imagery. This essay seeks to encounter such received readi ngs of Lichtenstein's images by location in the artist's work a consistent return to the interaction between machines and embodied vision. This concer n is traced back to Lichtenstein's experience with visual technologies, par ticularly in his early artist training. The artist's teacher, Professor Hoy t Sherman, had devised an instructional programme that utilized the tachist oscope - a strobe-like projector apparatus - to heighten his students' powe r of visual perception. In the context og his immersion in Sherman's progra mme, Lichtenstein's painterly practice is interpreted as a conflicted attem pt to confront the triangulation of body, vision, and machine within modern ist aesthetic discourse.