Cathedral #3

Cathedral Series

Cathedral #3

1969

Roy Lichtenstein

(American, 1923-1997)

printer and publisher

Gemini G.E.L.

Lithograph

Support: Special Arjomari paper

Sheet: 123.2 x 82.5 cm (48 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.); Image: 106.2 x 68.6 cm (41 13/16 x 27 in.)

Fiftieth anniversary gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1969.272

Catalogue raisonné: Corlett, 77

Edition: 75; plus 10 AP, 1 RTP, 1 PPII, 3 GEL, 1 C

Location

Fun Fact

Roy Lichtenstein referred to the series of prints to which this work belongs as "manufactured Monets."

Description

For this print, Roy Lichtenstein used lithography to reinterpret a painting from Impressionist artist Claude Monet’s series on the French city of Rouen’s massive cathedral. Lichtenstein playfully translated Monet’s attempts to capture natural light by enlarging the regularly patterned dots characteristic of cheap commercial printmaking to mimic the French artist’s bright dabs of oil paint.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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