1962, oil on canvas, 68 in. x 80 in. (172.7 cm. x 203.2 cm.)
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA
© Yale University Art Gallery / Art Resource, New York, NY
In this lesson, students will:
- Analyze Lichtenstein’s BLAM and learn about his use of graphic design in the printing process;
- Describe how Pop Artists show depth and motion with flat areas of color;
- Identify Benday dots and action lines;
- Draw impact words and illustrate their meanings using speech balloons;
- Create balanced compositions using graphic images with implied movement.
Lesson Teaching Notes
A document of summary pages on the lesson’s Key Concepts, Vocabulary, Discussion Questions, Artist Points, and Project Directions.
Map and Location
- Look for examples of images that clearly express the sound of the impact word.
- Find examples of Benday dots with varied spacing that simulate shading.
- Find examples of action frames that add to the expression of impact.
- Look for action lines that enhance the feeling of movement.
- Identify examples of colors that are balanced and that add to the feel of the impact.
- Analyze and justify how artistic choices contribute to the expressive quality of your own artwork.
- Describe something you like about your artwork and something that needs changing.
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