Campbell's Soup Can Analysis

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In the mid-1950s and in the late 1950s, pop art was as an art movement that emerged in the United States. Andy Warhol is one of the most important artists in that movement. Campbell’s Soup Cans is one of Warhol’s most famous artworks and was created in 1962. It is a large-scale screen-printing, which is displayed in the Museum of Modern Art now. Campbell’s Soup Can is a typical pop artwork, which the imagery is from advertising or news. Because the economic system’s drawbacks were appearing during the 60s, Warhol uses this artwork to critique capitalism. Marxism is a social and economic-historical theory, which focuses on the relationship between people and the art, by placing art in the context of its consumers. Feminism is a theory that focuses…show more content…
In Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup can, the imagery is from a popular product that is produced by the Campbell Soup Company. During that time, Warhol was working on the series of advertisements and comic strips. In 1962, Warhol took his friend’s suggestion to choose the Campbell’s soup can; a well-known soup can, as his new elements of the coming work. Mass production is the main character of this work. Warhol printed thirty-two Campbell's soup cans, each representing a particular flavor of the Campbell’s Soup. Each can looks similar, printed on white…show more content…
It is not a patriarchal society. Women are the objects of a men’s gaze (Adam, the Methodologies of Art, pg99). In the early 1960s, the United States experiences a second wave of feminism. Comparing to the first wave of feminism, this not only focused on women’s suffrage, like women’s voting and property rights, but also expanded the argument on wider issues, such as reproductive rights and legal inequalities. Warhol’s Campbell Soup cans is not a piece of work that only considers men as viewers. Campbell soup cans are popular products at that moment. Everyone can purchase those in the grocery store, especially for women who went grocery shopping more than men during the 60s. Thus perhaps women viewers had a stronger identity when they saw this work during that time, so Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans are for all the viewing public. Warhol is also an artist who uses a lot of women figures in his

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