The Development Of Modernism, And Postmodernism?

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Postmodernism is a complicated term, or set of ideas, one that has only emerged as an area of academic study since the mid-1980s. Postmodernism is hard to define, because it is a concept that appears in a wide variety of disciplines or areas of study, including art, architecture, music, film, literature, sociology, communications, fashion, and technology. It 's hard to locate it temporally or historically, because it 's not clear exactly when postmodernism begins. BACKGROUND Throughout the 19th century artists and painters had a very conservative mindset when it came to the presentation of art. The images and art forms that were made during this time were composed of a certain artistic mould which reflected conservative moral values, virtuosity, righteousness, nobility, sacrifice, and Christianity . Most artists during this time period conformed to the common artistic mould, which is clearly seen in the works of that century. The 20th century however, saw a new period of design known as modernism, which would eventually lead to postmodernism after World War II. Unlike the artworks of the 19th century, the modernist and postmodernist periods were composed of very revolutionary and transformed images. The ideas and opinions behind the images became more open-minded and hence the images themselves were more flexible and avant-garde. The period of modernism saw the partial abandonment of conservative traditions. Modern artists looked ahead to the future and not to the past,

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