promotion image of download ymail app
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsPainting · 1 decade ago

why did andy warhol paint so many campbells tomato soup cans?

i don't see it.

i love andy warhol, but i don't get the soup

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    If you don't get it, you don't love Andy Warhol. Pop Art. It is a culturally different perspective practially invented by him. Asking you to see every day thing as art. An effort to make us think and see things from a different angle.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 4 years ago

    The original Campbell Soup series (one canvas for each flavor) are paintings. He also used screen printing (serigraphy) in his work. When a photograph goes through the process of becoming a stencil it gains different visual qualities and opens up aesthetic possibilities (like the Marilyn Monroe series)

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • lb
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    1.The soup can labels were actually designed by an artist a graphic designer or commercial artist. This kind of art is throw away art. Andy Warhol was only painting a recognizable symbol that in itself was art.

    2. He liked soup.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    a painting teacher i had this past summer who has the same dealer (karp) tells this story.

    warhol was receiving accolades about his work but it was not selling. he would keep on asking curators about how to get his work sold and they said its your subject matter, its not populist enough..... so he went for commercialism and did the soup cans and other things.

    long story short, he found he could make money reflecting what is now known today as visual culture.

    Source(s): art teacher and well whatever....
    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    simply because he could, and he felt like it, and he was inspired to do it... i don't get it either... but then again some people don't get some of the stuff i do when i am inspired to do it... don't make it not art...

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.