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BULL! by Bob Kessel
Jul 20th, 2010 by admin

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BULL! by Bob Kessel

Bob Kessel has created a new print titled, “BULL!” based on the works of Pablo Picasso. The picture is available as limited edition fine art print, signed and numbered by the artist. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

Pablo Picasso created ‘Bull’ in 1945. ‘Bull’ is a suite of lithographs that have become a master class in how to develop an artwork from the academic to the abstract. In this series of images, Picasso starts with a classical rendering of a bull. Then in a series of progressive steps, reduces it to pure abstraction.

Bob Kessel takes a slightly different tack, placing the different levels of abstraction in the same picture. A Picasso linoleum block print style bull looks at his Mondrianesque abstracted image in an oval mirror.

BULL by Picasso

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Roy Lichtenstein tried his hand at this exercise
in this six step series.

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN DOTS by Bob Kessel
Jul 2nd, 2010 by admin

Bob kessel has a new art series based on the works of Roy Lichtenstein.

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ROY BEACHGIRL by Bob Kessel

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If you notice, the dots in Lichtenstein’s art are on a different plane than the line drawing. The dots are there only to represent a halftone from 4 color comic printing. My thinking was, what if one of the dots actually represented something on the line art picture plane? But i decided to use them this time in a witty way (at least to me it seems witty). So, what looks like a red dot? I thought it would be funny to use the dot as a nipple in a nude. The white is bathing suit tan line, which isolates one red dot that represents a nipple.

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NUDE WITH TAN LINES by Bob Kessel

Another Roy Lichtenstein dots picture. There is usually a card with title of artwork next to pictures in gallery. When a picture is sold, the gallery puts a red dot sticker next to it. The large circle represents a spot light, which usually is on artwork in gallery. For me it echoes the circular dot theme and gives interest to the “negative” space (that is if you consider the “painting of dots” to be the “positive” space, even though it is open to the surrounding white paper and therefore by definition “nothing”. WHEW! Does that make any sense?

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SOLD! by Bob Kessel

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ROY’S ROOM by Bob Kessel

“NUDE WITH TAN LINES”, “ROY’S ROOM” and “SOLD!” by Bob Kessel, can be purchased as a signed and numbered limited edition original fine art print. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

See more Roy Lichtenstein inspired art  by Bob Kessel here.

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN + PIET MONDRIAN + BOB KESSEL = BOB KESSEL ART

RECONSTRUCTING ROY by Bob Kessel
Dec 1st, 2009 by admin

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TWO FACES by Roy Lichtenstein

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TWO FACES by Bob Kessel

Bob Kessel’s art series “RECONSTRUCTING ROY” is based on the works of Roy Lichtenstein. This picture and many others, can be purchased as signed and numbered limited edition original fine art prints.

Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

ROY LICHTENSTEIN KISS by Bob Kessel
Nov 29th, 2009 by admin

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KISS  by Roy Lichtenstein after comic book

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KISS KISS by Bob Kessel
after Roy Lichtenstein after comic book

Bob Kessel’s art series “RECONSTRUCTING ROY” is based on the works of Roy Lichtenstein. This picture and many others, can be purchased as signed and numbered limited edition original fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

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Roy Lichtenstein by Bob Kessel

“The big tradition, I think, is unity. And I have that in mind; and with that, you know, you could break all the traditions- all the other so-called rules, because they are stylistic.. and most are not true. As long as the marks are related to one another, there is unity. Unity in the work itself depends on unity of the artist’s vision.”

- Roy Lichtenstein

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