Post Modernist Analysis

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The piece I have selected to represent the of modernism characteristics is Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer 1, which was painted in 1907. This piece demonstrates art nouveau and symbolism styles. Modernism was the movement to believed that art mattered beyond its material value. The style embraced many different art movements, from hyperrealism, pure abstract, classical painting and sculpture through art nouveau to Bauhaus and pop art.
This included the development of collage art and other forms of assemblage together with various styles of kinetic art. Various genres of photography, and development of performance art. This school included animation and film. The use of different mediums such as items affixed to canvases
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The focus on style and spectacle to create maximum impact has resulted in the use of advertising materials and techniques, junking the idea that a work of art has only one meaning, instead believe that the spectator has an equally important role in the judging of meaning. This ear of post-modernism art has coincided with the arrival of several new image based technologies which continue to evolve at an increasing speed.
Postmodernism focused on the popular/low culture division. The term high culture is often used by art critics to try to distinguish the
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Printmaking and in particular screenprinting was the basic medium of his work on canvas and paper, embracing popular culture and commercial processes. Warhol created several mass produced images from photographs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Jackie Onassis. Warhol was fascinated with morbid concepts the results however are often beautiful , such as the brilliant coloured silk screen images of Monroe. Using photo-stencils Warhols uses photographic images for his screenprints allowing the different colour inks to alter the image. He was an experimental print maker using hundreds of trial proofs and unique variants, with different scale and colour from sheet to
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