Thursday, 19 May 2011

Modern & Postmodern Photography

Postmodern is the movement away from modernism and acts as rejection towards trend in modernism. Were as modernism is more so the rejection of tradition and pushing boundaries within the art world. At the start of the 20th century modernist art was becoming more popular and it was the first time that the term avant-garde was used for the arts. Meaning that modernist art is advanced and represents a pushing of boundaries.

Hans Hofmann's painting - The Gate 1959-60

Hofmann was not only recognized for his modernist paintings but also for being a teacher of art and a modernist theorist. Through his teaching and work Hofmann managed to widen the understanding of modernism in America. In my opinion I believe that Modernist art has widened the possibilities within the creative world. It allows people to express themselves a lot more freely and gives us something that is different.

I believe us as people have changed since the start of Postmodern art, we are now looking for other ways to be creative and express are artistic sides and modernist art offers this.

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