Big Campbell's Soup Can Analysis

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"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the president drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too." -Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol is a pop culture artist. He did the Big Campbell's Soup Can, 19 Cents painting which is in the Modern and Contemporary section of the Menil Building. It was done in 1962. In this discussion, I will give some facts about Warhol's life and influences behind his work, and give my interpretation, and a visual analysis, of the Big Campbell's Soup Can 19 cents. Warhol was born on August 6, 1928. He was primarily named Andrew Warhola. He was the youngest of the children in guess family. They resided in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to going to school at Carnegie Mellon University, he changed his name to André Warhol. From that school, he received a degree in pictorial design in 1949. After that, he started work as an illustrator in the advertisement industry for "NBC, Tiffany and Co." (Warhol Foundation), and plenty more of other companies. Warhol was associated with the pop art…show more content…
Warhol traced it with graphite, and painted on the canvas with red, yellow, black, and white acrylic paint. One can tell it was traced by how exact the shape is on canvas compared to an actual can. For instance, the sharp top of the can. Warhol traced it in a thin line. In the inside of the can, depth is given with the shading of a graphite pencil. The shading also shows how much light is coming in the can. The inside, top, and bottom of the can seem metal due to the shininess the shading gives, as well a painting a little bit of the top and bottom black, and the rest white. The drawing gives the can form, even though it is an abstracted

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