Landscape was one of the first topics that Roy Lichtenstein turned to following his comic-inspired Pop breakthrough. He was drawn to the clichéd and dated subject and appropriated this landscape from the background of a cartoon. In this work Lichtenstein used his iconic Ben-Day dots, solid colour and black outlines to distil the composition down to the most basic pictorial elements.
Roy Lichtenstein was a prominent American Pop artist; painter, lithographer, and sculptor. His use of bright colours and techniques borrowed from commercial sources, ironically incorporated into his highly sophisticated references to art history, defined the enduring legacy of Pop Art.