Post Modernism In Art

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What is Post Modernism? Post Modernism was “any of a number of trends or movements in the arts and literature developing in the 1970s in reaction to or rejection of the dogma, principles, or practices of established modernism, especially a movement in architecture and the decorative arts running counter to the practice and influence of the International Style and encouraging the use of elements from historical vernacular styles and often playful illusion, decoration, and complexity” (http://www.dictionary.com) When it came to art, pop art was seen as the forefront of the movement, as this was established by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol but other artists who explored post modernism include Jeff Koons who created sculptures of giant balloon…show more content…
The ‘Disasters and Fairytales’ project ran from 1985 to 1989, and was said to be a sequel to her ‘Untitled Film Stills’ but was in fact “a response to that act of rejection, but notably, it is a much darker endeavor than its prettified predecessor” (http://www.theartstory.org) The images had a noticeable link to horror, and the dark colour pallette and overgrown plants really promote this. This series challenges viewers to see inner beauty instead of what’s ugly on the outside, and I feel that this series really helps people see perfections where others can’t. In 1834 a lot of people were pushed to the outside because they were either from a different race or they had a disability and I think this series allows us to see through that and allow to see the good behind all of it and except people for who they…show more content…
Self portraits are now one of most used mediums in art today, and more used in photography than it used to be, and I feel that we should use Sherman’s work as examples to show that photographed don’t need models or a crew to take a photograph when you can set up a camera and do it
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