As part of his wide-ranging career, German artist Sigmar Polke painted a variety of consumer culture images - from sausages and shirts to chocolate bars - and, like the American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, Polke also replicated the dots of commercial print imagery. In 1965 he claimed
'I love all dots…. dots are my brothers',
and then towards the end of his career in 2003:
'I’ve lost count of how many dots I’ve painted in my life.'
Of course, dots have been a tool for artists for hundreds of years, not just for the Impressionists and the technique of Pointillism, but dating back as far back as cave painting. But how well do you know your art dots? Can you match these dots to their artists, listed below?
- DAMIEN HIRST
- BRIDGET RILEY
- GEORGES SEURAT
- SIGMAR POLKE
- CHRIS OFILI
- JOHN BALDESSARI
- ROY LICHTENSTEIN
- YAYOI KUSAMA
Check the answers to see how many you got right.