Why did Andy Warhol commonly use repitition in his art work?
e.g. Campbell’s Soup Cans.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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 bottlesSource(s): high school art class
- PhyllisLv 44 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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- angdarling1Lv 41 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!
- jacquesh2001Lv 61 decade ago
Musicians (I mean composers) use repetition as a constant leitmotiv, it's kind of definition of their art.
So why not painters ?
- Anonymous3 years ago
Was here on Yahoo for something unrelated, then this topic was displayed on the sidebar...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
why not use repetition?