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PostModernism. Mr. DeZilva . Grade 11 Phil.. April 17 th 2013. Before PostModernism  Modernism. Modernism focuses on Rationalism and believing on what you can see and can prove, but stays away from “Realism.” Somewhat ignorance to the magical, mystical, and spiritual.

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Mr. DeZilva. Grade 11 Phil.. April 17th 2013

before postmodernism modernism
Before PostModernism Modernism
  • Modernism focuses on Rationalism and believing on what you can see and can prove, but stays away from “Realism.”
  • Somewhat ignorance to the magical, mystical, and spiritual.
  • The Industrial Revolution (1760 – 1840) played a large part in the development of Modernism, mainly because Modernism was a revolt to the IR.
  • Modernism was a way of looking at the world in terms of “We are going to progress, and rely on facts, science, discovery, and research.”
  • Approximately 1960’s; after World War II
  • Carried on the ideas of Modernism
  • “Enlightenment” and “Emancipation” – Knowing something sets you free. (Emphasis on Rationalization)
  • Is there more to life than which we can prove?
  • The idea of Trust. Can we trust the ideas that were given to us, either by government, politicians, etc. Largely due to The World Wars. People lost faith in society.
postmodernism cont d
PostModernism Cont’d
  • The rejection of “The system” and the rejection of a fixed culture.
  • The importance of choice. “Have what you like” in terms of taste.
  • No progress left to happen, almost retro.
  • "Modernism was not simply a style: but more of an attitude, a determination to break with the past and free the architect from the stifling rules of convention and etiquette."  
  • Duchamp’s Fountain (Modernism/Postmodernism Statement)
3 senses of postmodernism
3 Senses of postmodernism
  • As a “cultural dominant” defining a distinct historical era.
  • A philosophical concept marking the end of the ideals of the Enlightenment.
  • An art historical concept defining a style of expression.
postmodernism style
Postmodernism style
  • Subjective features:
    • Schizo-culture: unified cogito replaced by a decentered , fluid, “schizophrenic” mentality.
    • Waning of affect and the experience of intensities.
    • The weakening of a sense of history
pop art
Pop art
  • Pop Art is art this is based on popular culture and the mass media
  • An extension of Postmodern work; focus on the now
  • Use of kitsch
  • Use of Camp
postmodernism in music
Postmodernism in Music
  • John Cage (1952): 4’33 “There’s no such thing as silence”
  • Bjork (1995) “It’s Oh So Quiet”
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postmodernism in film
Postmodernism in Film
  • Blade Runner Directed by Ridley Scott (1982)
  • "The futuristic set and action mingle with drab 1940s clothes and offices, punk rock hairstyles, pop Egyptian style and oriental culture. The population is singularly multicultural and the language they speak is agglomeration of English, Japanese, German, and Spanish.”
film cont d
Film Cont’d
  • Pulp Fiction Directed by Quentin Tarentino
  •  Mixes forms of “High Class Art” and “Low Class Art” What is “Pulp Fiction”
  •  Self Referential
  •  Mixes genres, styles, characterizations.