READ: From the Gardner text (or an equivalent) Chapter 15: pp. 410-437 VIEW: “Hi
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READ: From the Gardner text (or an equivalent) Chapter 15: pp. 410-437
VIEW: “History and the Arts- Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell” (Open University ; 2:24). This is a compact and surprisingly solid explanation of Postmodernism. Start with this one!
VIEW: “What is Postmodernism? – The Substance of Style.” Victoria and Albert Museum, UK (12:17).
Solid presentation, provides a bit more information AND interviews with architects and artists associated with PoMo.
Here are your prompts: Answer 3 of 4.
Jackson Pollock, mocked by critics who called him “Jack the Dripper,” described his own work as “Action Painting.” (Gardner, p. 415). What did he mean by this phrase? How does this align with the decades-later concept of Post-Modernism?
Cindy Sherman (Gardner, p. 428) as a women artist “took control of her image and constructed her own identity.” How might her work intersect with the goals of Feminism and Post-Modernism?
Michael Graves’ 1980 Portland Building absolutely rejects the tenets of Modernism. What were these?
Of the artists represented in chapter 15 (“Modernism and Postmodernism …”), which do you find the most engaging/interesting/troubling? In what ways is this figure’s art consistent with the creative framework of this period?