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Drowning Girl- Woman Enjoying Painting By Roy Lichtenstein

Drowning Girl
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Roy Lichtenstein

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36" x 24" or 91,5 x 60 cm


The woman on my painting is enjoying Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein. It is one of the most representative paintings of the pop art movement, and part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection since 1971.

The painting is considered among Lichtenstein's most significant works. Drowning Girl has been described as a "masterpiece of melodrama", and is one of the artist's earliest images depicting women in tragic situations, a theme to which he often returned in the mid-1960s.

The painting shows a teary-eyed woman on a turbulent sea. She is emotionally distressed, seemingly from a romance and my figure is taking it all in. The work is derived from a 1962 DC Comics panel. It is one of several Lichtenstein works that mention a character named Brad who is absent from the picture.

kind regards, Gerard

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