Abstract In 21st century, with the help of advances technology everything around our life are different same to the art world. In this generation, the art movement was called contemporary art. Therefore, this paper will talk about what is contemporary art. Besides, in modern art and contemporary art the differentness between those art movements in painting and sculpture. Then will be about the way to produce a contemporary artwork.
The main problem with the debate over the definition of art is that nobody can construct an accurate and exhaustive definition for it. The concept of art is very abstract and subjective, as it depends on beauty, interpretation and pure emotion. At the same time, these ideas also depend on both the point of view and the mindset of the artist and the audience. While many would admire an abstract painting and may even identify certain feelings that the artwork was intended to evoke, others might not see any meaning or beauty behind
(Lotsofessays.com, 2014) Modernism was a reaction to Postmodernism and Postmodernism reaction to the next generation era. Despite of the architectural styles, Postmodernism was much more affected comparing with modernist architectural style. (Jencks1977:9-38, Jameson1991:97-102). The aim of the study is find out whether modernism was overthrown by postmodernism. What was the major factor that is substantial enough to end one crusade?
Introduction Art is the expression of human creativity, skill and imagination. There are many different forms and types of visual art, from painting; to sculpting; to modeling; to photography and many more (Wikipedia). A lot of people around the world may not know about artists that change their artistic direction because of photography. People also may suggest that art is only about painting and drawing, but photography influenced painting by giving artists new tools; which then influenced the artists who experimented with colour, mass and lighting (Reference). But to what extent did the invention of photography influence the development of painting from the end of 19th century to 1930?
Many things found today in postmodernism can be traced back, transformed of course, in the main modern flows; dadaism, futurism, surrealism. One of the main features of postmodernism is, that it exposed an experiment in different artistic fields as a result of denying conformism, which is introduced from avant-garde theory onwards. Postmodernism, therefore, acts as part of what modernism stood for except that postmodernism at the same time performs as its criticism. The same happens with postmodern theatre and modern theatre. The line is blurred as these two periods are intertwining.
Postmodernism, an extension of modernism, broke away from modernisms rules in favour for the opposite ideologies. In this essay I will discuss some of the key differences between the two movements. Firstly, a breakdown of the modern movement will be discussed through its key features. Then postmodernist features will be discussed in comparison to modernism. Modernism began arguably in the early 20th century when the industrial revolution was reaching an ever increasing height.
This essay investigates the three different strands of modern art: modern expressionism, modern irrationalism and modern formalism. This essay will focus on The Persistence of Memory (1931), an artwork by Salvador DalÍ, he was one of the most perplexing Surrealist artists of the twentieth century. According to the Encyclopedia of Art, the term ‘modern’ refers to something typical of contemporary life or thought. Modernism is a genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres. Modern Art refers to works produced during the period dating from roughly 1860s through the 1970s.
In many ways, postmodernism is perceived as a direct contrast to modernism and postmodern artists embody a large sense of rebellion seen explicitly in their works. (Postmodern Powerpoint) In terms of literature, writers during the postmodernism period used a lot of play and irony as the main themes and juxtaposed fiction with non-fiction. (Postmodernism Powerpoint) For example, in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, the reader finds that the main
“MAD MEN” AND THE WASTE LAND AS MODERNIST TEXTS The twentieth century is characterized by the significant changes in the society, which has affected all the domains of the people’s lives, including the world of art. It was the time when the modernist movement became the first topic of discussions by many critics. Modernism tended to break the usual patterns of the ways of thinking, offering new approaches to the regular subjects and demonstrated the rapid pace of the social transformation. This movement affected all the art forms, including literature and film industry. Even though the time when people unequivocally resorted to modernism has already passed, the contemporary artworks still refer to its technics when it comes to the depiction
Instead of new technology, the Modernist writer saw cold machinery and increased capitalism, which alienated the individual and led to loneliness. In fact, Modernism evolved as an artistic reaction to dramatic changes in politics, culture, society, and technology. In social context also, in science, there was a remarkable shift away from Newtonian science and toward Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Moreover, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Darwin had questioned the idea of Genesis, leading to the dilemma of faith and doubt. Similarly, Marx had debunked the idea of a man in God’s image by showing man as an economic being.