Postmodernism. postmodernist art is characterized as a rebellion against the modern. Modernism values reason, science, and democracy. Modern artists prioritize freedom and individuality in their artwork. Figure with Striped Blouse by Pablo Picasso. Woman by Willem de Kooning.
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by Pablo Picasso
by Willem de Kooning
by Louise Nevelson
FuturismEarly rebels against tradition who expressed a love for speed, technology and violence.DadaA form of nihilistic anti-art which was ironically legitimized and commercialized.Surrealism Style which pursues a dream-like state, perceived as "truer" than reality.
Pop Art Emphasizes kitschy "low art", mass-production, and commodification of culture. Postmodern Culmination where all artistic novelty has been previously explored and meaning is replaced by fashion.
by Andy Warhol
Pop Art removes the boundary between high and low art. This is a precursor to postmodernism's use of popular culture in art.
Other art historians believe postmodern art began before 1968 with Duchamp (1987-1968), Dada (1920), and Pop Art (mid-1950s).
by Chuck Close
Postmodern art approaches include: mixed media, appropriation, hybridization, layering, recontextualization, collaboration, and irony.
Postmodernists feel modern beliefs have not led to a society free of oppression and poverty.
Postmodern artists often question and critique social inequities.
by Alison Saar
by Jeff Koons
Barrett, T. (2011). Postmodern approaches to making art. In Making Art: Form and Meaning.