Have you ever seen a piece of art for the very first time and knew you liked it or not right away? Honestly, my last visit at a museum is (way too) long ago. But I remember that modern art pieces were what I liked most. I just love the colours! So many pop culture artists use very strong colouring and on top the pictures and art pieces are “easier” to understand than abstract art, at least that’s what I think. I can’t deny that I need clear and visible structures in art and not hours of deliberation, what the artist’s statement might have been. Do you have the same taste when it comes to art?
So while I was looking for the next exhibition that I could visit, these paintings caught my attention:
Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup project is famous in the world of pop culture – and beyond. With the help of his art, he made it possible that just a “simple” can (and a brand) got famous! But let us have a closer look at his Campbell soups:
Even though it looks like he copied one can several times, it becomes obvious that he painted different types: Chicken ‘n Dumplings Soup, Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Oyster Stew Soup, or Cheddar Cheese Soup. He illustrated the variety of Campbell’s canned soups by directly confronting the beholder.
Although it seems that his acting was the easiest way to show what the company was offering, no one else thought about it – before or afterwards. Since then the artist had a special addiction to the soup – as in his own words almost he “drank” the soup – it doesn’t surprise me that he created this special piece of art.
Oh, I have an additional fun fact: Campbell was so stunned about their unforeseen fame that they dedicated a special edition of their soups to Andy Warhol.
After several years other artists or craft-addicts created different things around the world of Campbell soup. Have a look at this:
What do you think about it? Do you like this kind of art?