Tag: modernism

The Primitive and the Authentic

Modern art and the primitive The course materials mentioned briefly the ‘primitive’ and the influence of it on Western modern art as a search for basics and simple authenticity. Tribal art and especially exotic tribal art was attractive to artists in the late 19th century. Inspired by anthropology, natural science e.g. Darwin, and circulation of Japanese wood prints artists as…

Stefan513593 - Part 3 - Comparision Modernism and Postmodernism

Modernism versus Postmodernism in Art

A visual comparision of Modernism and Postmodernism. Most taken from Butler (2002). Surprised that a few aspects are shared between both     Conclusion: Postmodernism is not an era that followed chronologically Modernism. A few aspects relevant for Postmodern theory occured already begin 20th century (Duchamp, Dada, Surrealism). Postmodernism is based on  multicultural pluralism and relativism Postmodernism can be seen…

Stefan513593- 2.0 - words for modern art

Part Two – Exercise 2.0: The Modern in Painting and Sculpture

Find two paintings and one sculpture, each of which appears concerned with modernity, modernism and modernization. Indicate the relevant features on annotated reproductions. The following questions should help. Does the subject seem to be of its time?  Does the work or its subject matter appear mechanical?   Does the artist exploit the look of the medium?   How hard it…