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"Lichtenstein's ability to convey the illusion of movement while containing his forms within the picture plane is particularly striking in Yellow and Green Brushstrokes, for example, where the activity of the brushstrokes is depicted much the way he had shown explosive action in some of his earlier large-scale paintings, such as Whaam! (fig. 90), 1963, and As I Opened Fire (fig. 91), 1964."
"Other works in this series, such as Little Big Painting concentrate even more strongly on the physical quality of the brushstroke. The extreme magnification of the brushstroke, similar to the close-up imagery of the comic strip paintings, gives it added impact. The powerful thrust of the brushstroke is reinforced by its compact form. As a result, this painting more nearly approaches the kind of glorious brushstroke of the most significant gestural painters among the Abstract Expressionists. Little Big Painting is one of several paintings—of which other examples are the large canvas of the same year, Big Painting No. 6 (fig. 130), and the aforementioned Yellow and Green Brushstrokes— in which Lichtenstein uses overlapping forms rather than centering one form or placing two side by side."
"This arrangement of dense, impacted forms creates the illusion of active shapes in a shallow space; but because they lack any sense of relief or depth and have been reduced to flat colors and a single bold outline, without any subtle contrasts between light and shade, they read as flat forms on a flat plane."
"In Big Painting No. 6 and Yellow and Green Brushstrokes, Lichtenstein dramatically enlarged the size of the canvas and increased the dynamic activity that was so much a part of Little Big Painting."
"In all four, Lichtenstein is once again the virtuoso painter, a luxury that he does not often allow himself (which he had earlier, on a grander scale, with Yellow and Green Brushstrokes [fig. 129], 1966), usually holding bravura technique in check with his sense of irony and detachment."
There are other long quotes in the footnotes also. Considering the shortness of the article, there is more information in the quotes in the footnotes than the article itself. The editor of this article should have taken more time to integrate the information in the footnotes into the article, using his own words. MathewTownsend (talk) 15:40, 20 July 2012 (UTC)