POSTMODERN ART – ART WORK OF THE PRESENT TIME
“Postmodernism usually breaks the boundary of art, challenging the idea of creativity and originality”.
“A widely used term for progressive art of the 1980s and 1990s which involves the challenging of traditions, such as categories of media and the concept of originality. Postmodern artists often utilize art from a previous time to imply new meanings and question past values. The postmodern movement is grounded in French cultural theories, as well as Marxism, feminism and psychoanalysis” (Senior Artwise, 11-12, p 216).
• Artists challenging the traditions and mainstream ideas.
• New media, new forms of display, appropriation (using other artists’ work for their own purpose, changing the original meaning through manipulation of the image, placing it in a different context or using of different media), pastiche (art that mixes styles and materials and/ or that imitates the style of other artists or art periods), parody (imitating the style of other artists in a humorous or satirical – making fun of - way; art so badly done to be deliberately mocking) or irony (humorous or mildly sarcastic use of images to imply the opposite of what they normally mean).
• The challenging by critics and historians of accepted notions of art and art history. There is a re-evaluation of meaning and ideas, often cynical (believing the worst of others; sarcastic or mocking; showing contempt for accepted standards) in approach, challenging the concept of the artist genius and the masterpiece and the ‘truth’ as written in history and offering new interpretations.
Progressive Art – moving forward in media use, presentation of the art and statements made through the art etc.
Appropriation - using other artists’ work for their own purpose, changing the original meaning through manipulation of the image, placing it in a different context or using of different media
Pastiche - art that mixes styles and materials and/ or...