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Notes on "Postmodernism"

Works Cited

Sherrie Levine, Fountain, Photo by Cea, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/6967859284/ Sherrie Levine fountain creative commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/6967859284/ Rauschenberg, Robert: Robert Rauschenberg's combine 1963: Fair Use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Rauschenberg%27s_untitled_%27combine%27,_1963.jpg

  • Postmodernism

    A 20th-century philosophy and art movement characterized by qualities that include politics, appropriation, installation, and non-traditional materials.

  • Institutional Critique

    A process of formalized evaluation.

  • Installation

    A technique of creating artwork in a space that creates an immersive experience.

  • Originality

    The idea of being unique, new, or inventive.

  • Appropriation

    An artmaking process takes or “borrows” objects or images from everyday life and reassigns their context.

  • Modernism

    A 20th-century art movement that parts from past artistic traditions and does not adhere to any one style, having characteristics that include abstraction, order, minimalism, and rigid formalism.