0% Sellers Fees on Roy Lichtenstein Prints
Water Lilies With Japanese Bridge

Water Lilies With Japanese Bridge
Signed Print

Roy Lichtenstein

Screenprint, 1992
Signed Print Edition of 23
H 212cm x W 147cm

Critical Review

Throughout his career, Lichtenstein challenged himself to reimagine traditional artistic subjects and art historical genres using his own unique stylistic language. In this series, Lichtenstein pays homage to impressionist Claude Monet’s “Nymphéas” oil paintings.

Water Lilies with Japanese Bridge is striking due to its complex composition of layered abstract forms. Using a palette of flat synthetic primary colours, simplified shapes, Ben Day dots, and diagonal lines, the artist reinterprets the impressionistic landscape. Within the piece, the artist creates an imitation of texture using stylised shapes and patterns of different colours. These dense forms suggest vegetation and wood grain as well as the rippled and refracted surface of the water.

The artist further plays with perspective; the placement of flat layered forms, such as the bridge in the upper part of the piece and the cloud in the lower right. Mirroring the composition of Water Lilies with Cloudof the same series, he makes it possible to read the image from above and beneath the surface of the water.