Julia diLiberti, Humanities Faculty – “Soup Can Can’t: Warhol and the Unraveling of Art”

In this accessible introduction to Andy Warhol and his body of work, we discuss if a soup can can or can’t dismantle all the conventions of art in one fell reproduction. Our exploration will begin with works by Marcel Duchamp, noting the ways Duchamp’s work paved the way for Warhol’s. We will then look at women artists who were creating Pop Art contemporaneously with Warhol and discuss why they did not rise to the same level of fame as Warhol. Setting Warhol’s art in context may help us draw some canny conclusions about what a soup can can or can’t do.