Takka Takka, 1962 by Roy Lichtenstein by Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtensteins comics were predominantly war or romance themed. Lichtenstein did many comic style images depicting scenes of war. Takka Takka is one of them.

Massacre in Korea by Pablo Picasso drew harsh criticism. But many aestheic arguments marshalled against it basically reflected a doubt as to the ability of painting in general to adequately depict the horrors of war. Hardly twenty years after Picasso's canvas Guernica which was immediately accepted as an icon of critical art, photography had far outstripped painting as a medium to convey the effects of war. Roy Lichtensteins' Takka Takka, an outstanding Pop contribution to art history, proves how baseless such distinction art.