Eclipse of the Sun II 1975
Roy Lichtenstein, American, 1923–1997
Eclipse of the Sun, 1975
Oil and Magna on canvas
Roy Lichtenstein titled two of his paintings from 1975 Eclipse of the Sun. They formed part of a series of works that seized on the stylistic clichés of various art historical styles—in this case, Cubo-Futurism’s fascination with the sun as a metaphor. Lichtenstein loved reading Scientific American magazine and other science-related materials throughout his career, and science figures prominently in many of his works.
Deirdre Goodrich, former Campus Collections Assistant, Princeton University Art Museum