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Peace through Chemistry: Art in Chemistry

Artist/Maker: Roy Lichtenstein (United States, 1923-1997)

Date: 1970
Medium: screen print
Dimensions:
Sight: 23 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. (60.6 x 36.2 cm)
Sheet: 30 x 20 1/4 in. (76.2 x 51.4 cm)
Framed: 36 1/8 x 27 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (91.8 x 69.5 x 3.5 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch from Freedom Place Collection, Washington, D.C.
Object number: 94.0034.11
DescriptionArt in Chemistry is a variation of one half of a diptych from 1970 titled Peace Through Chemistry. Lichtenstein, who called this painting a "pseudo-mural," likened it to the social-political WPA murals from the 1930s. He began multi-panel, muralesque compositions of this type in 1966, intending them as a statement about heroic composition.
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