- Disclaimer: this video has no sound. It is a screen recording on my presentation on Andy Warhol’s abstract art. The presentation handout can be viewed below.
- Key takeaways from the presentation: the repetition of mundane objects makes the audience believe there is greater meaning
- Warhol used experimental ideas in his artwork like the use of colors (especially when depicting objects that represent violence).
- Audience feels a sense of emptiness after looking at constant repetition throughout Warhol’s works.
- Warhol broke modern conceptions about what is considered art, showing the raw beauty
- Warhol controls the narrative of consumer culture and helps re-define traditional art
How can art be a form of revolution? How can art be a representation of identity? In this project, we were assigned a painting and given the task of explaining how it is abstract. My painting was Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans.” I believe that throughout this series, Warhol presents a unique perspective on consumer identity. Through the uniqueness/repetition, Warhol creates art that cliques consumer culture and a homogeneous representation of humanity.