Rouen Cathedral #6, from "Cathedral Portfoiio R L 69-230"

Accession Number

Rouen Cathedral #6, from "Cathedral Portfoiio R L 69-230"

Roy Lichtenstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

48 7/16 in x 32 1/16 in (123.03 cm x 81.44 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr.Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

Subject matter
In the fall of 1968, Lichtenstein saw an exhibition, "Serial Imagery", at the Pasadena Art Museum, and, inspired by the works by Claude Monet included in the show, began making his series of Haystack and Rouen Cathedral lithographs. This print is one of that series printed in 1969 at Gemini G.E.L. in collaboration with master printer Kenneth Tyler. It shows Lichtenstein's technique of using Benday dots, a commercial graphic design process, to create an image.

Physical Description
This print has a dark purple background with a pattern of black dots covering its surface. Black lines and shapes are formed in areas where the dots overlap or merge.

Primary Object Classification

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Abstract (fine arts style)
cathedrals (buildings)
offset printing
religious buildings

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