In one of Roy Lichtenstein’s first paintings to use graphics taken directly from comic books, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are on a wooden jetty.
Donald Duck raises his fishing rod and, feeling a tug, shouts out: “Look Mickey, I’ve hooked a big one!!
Lichtenstein was a fan of jazz music so he decided to make an painting based on the popular jazz song.
It is one of the most recorded pop tune in history with over a thousand versions.
The song took a popularity on its own and became a legacy.
Music was a big part of pop culture and “Reverie” shows that through a woman singing the lyrics.
Pop Art developed in the early 1960s as a response to abstract expressionism.
It was originally a British movement in the mid 1950s However, artists of this movement such Lichtenstein wanted viewers to be aware that advertising and the production and consumption cycle has come to dominate their lives.
It wasn’t just a popular song, it permeated America’s pop culture thoroughly.
The song was widely used in the pop culture such as in movies and television shows.