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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsPainting · 1 decade ago

Why did Andy Warhol commonly use repitition in his art work?

e.g. Campbell’s Soup Cans.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    he was using repetition to push the definition of art (he's purposely being controversial) ie. if his artwork can be conveniently mass-produced the way soupcans in a factory are, does it still qualify as art?

    he employs heaps of people to churn out identical artworks using printing techniques (his studio runs like a mini factory). it also raises the question: if warhol's artworks are being printed by employees, are they still his artworks?

    his repetition also aims at showing how excessive consummerism & pop culture can be ie. he uses repeated images of pop icons: elvis presley & marilyn monroe to show how society churns out celebrities like a factory + images of consumer items: soupcans & coke bottles

    Source(s): high school art class
  • 3 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

    Not much into art but I do love the Velvet Underground. I recommend the album Songs For Drella from 1990 by John Cale and Lou Reed, great testimony to Andy Warhol by two of the Velvets that knew him well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well - some say because he couldn't paint...

    as an artist sometimes you have to 'exhaust' yourself in a medium before you can move on..Warhol just exhausted everyone else with his repetition!

  • 1 decade ago

    Musicians (I mean composers) use repetition as a constant leitmotiv, it's kind of definition of their art.

    So why not painters ?

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Was here on Yahoo for something unrelated, then this topic was displayed on the sidebar...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    why not use repetition?

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