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  • Postmodern Art Analysis

    Postmodern artists challenge the conventions of art by applying many different artistic techniques such as appropriation and experimentalism. Postmodern artists reacted to the usual conventions of art by developing new ways of viewing what art might be. The postmodern artists aimed to react against the narrow boundaries of Modernism with special emphasis given to abstract and minimalist art. Appropriation often breaks the conventions or norms and regulations in art. Placing a well known image in a different situation to alter its interpretation, is an artistic technique called appropriation. The techniques of challenging usual art conventions include appropriation which is placing a familiar image in a new context to change its meaning, whereas…

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  • Identity In Postmodern Art

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines identity as the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Postmodern artists incorporate identity into their work in a way that creates a conversation about what identity is and the current political and social issues we are facing as a society. Every single person has an identity male, female, black, white, gay, straight, so by addressing this topic these artists are able to include everyone in this conversation. Artists draw upon their own identity…

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  • Anti-Modernism And Postmodern Art

    1860’s and ended in the 1970’s that sought to view art thru fresh eyes. Modern art focused on actual items in nature but sought to abstract it. Post-Modernism is almost the anti-modernism. It went to go against anything modernism stood for. Asking more questions than it answered postmodern artists sought to simplify and recreate past styles and converge low and high art into one. In this essay I will discuss what exactly makes an artist post modern or modern. After much research one can conclude…

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  • Matisse's Dance

    often considered to be the painting that launched his artistic career and got him into the mainstream of modern art as we know it today. The Dance is known to be a key example of modernism since it satisfies the quota that art critic Clement Greenberg has set forward for us and paves a new direction in modern art for future generations to follow. According to Greenberg, modernism in painting should have a strong focus on the basic structure presented in each artwork rather than just reproducing…

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  • Analysis Of William Carlos Williams The Young Housewife

    A modernist by trade, William Carlos Williams works with other artists in an effort to start and perpetuate a new movement. Working within the constraints that focused on breaking free from past restrictions and conscriptions with an eye towards current events and cultural influences, Williams is building something beautifully simplistic in his poetry. Towards the beginning of his efforts in poetry Williams’ underlines the fears associated with the cultural change to modernism, and the prevalent…

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  • Postmodernism Analysis

    retains the nom de guerre “avant-garde” is debatable when considering commentary such as Richard Schechner’s Post-Post-Structuralism? in TDR and hghghghghghg. In her introduction to Postmodernism, an analysis of contemporary visual art, Eleanor Heartney compares the absence of any finite exactitude of postmodernity to the concept of God; being both “remarkably impervious to definition.” However, to enter into any analysis of the relationship between the postmodern paradigm and the…

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  • The End Of The Tour Analysis

    certainties, and definitions. It feels that there is no singular truth or answer, and rejected the sentiments that there is one true God, history is progress or peace on Earth. Instead of one overall truth, things are understood on a micro level, ideas like reality are realized by how we see them individually. In literature, or movies in my case, this is characterized by self-referentially, moral relativism, cynicism and irony. The End of the Tour is a film centered around the life of David…

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  • Analysis Of Delillo's White Noise

    Don DeLillo’s White Noise, is a quintessential postmodern novel. DeLillo’s novel focuses on a society that has become hyperreal. The real no longer exists in White Noise, it has just become an image that no longer has a true reality. Many of the themes are ones of images becoming something else entirely. Jean Baudrillard and Fredric Jameson theories relate to DeLillo’s postmodern consumer society and how signs create a hyperreality. Baudrillard’s post-humanist theory of the simulacra is showing…

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  • Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast Of Champions

    Postmodernism arose in the mid to late 20th century and was a movement that mainly impacted the arts such as music, architecture and literature. Postmodernism arose hugely due to the events in America at the time and the failures of Modernism. Because of this, many postmodernists have a very skeptical look into elements of their society. To properly analyze Vonnegut’s unique writing style and literary choices, one must first take a look some of the basic elements of a postmodern novel of which…

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  • Basquiat: Minimalism And The World Of Art

    [1] The year is 1976 and the world of art was reaching a point of stagnation. After a wave of postmodern art, the two art forms that had prevailed were conceptualism and minimalism. Art historian Jordana Saggese describes this era and notes that conceptualism focused on planning and placed little emphasis on the execution and minimalism produced art with minimal design put behind the work’s actual appearance (67). In a time where these ideals were king, many contemporary artists accepted the…

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