Food & Art: Rockwell and Warhol

"Freedom from Want," 1943, Norman Rockwell, Oil on Canvas, 45.75" x 35.5"

Fig.1.3 Norman Rockwell

"Freedom from Want," 1943

Oil on canvas, 45.75" x 35.5."

Later on, 20th century artists used food not simply as a subject, but as a form of cultural commentary. Artists like Norman Rockwell in Freedom from Want [fig.1.3] and Andy Warhol in Campbell’s Soup Cans [fig.1.4], would explore the world of food consumption and culture.

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"Cambell's Soup Cans," Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 20" x 16"

Fig.1.4 Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

"Campbell's Soup Cans"

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 20" x 16"