Friday, October 17, 2008

post modern

It is modern to be original at all times.

It is post modern to appropriate from other artists and disciplines and make a new way of seeing

It is modern to look at primitive art for inspiration both for its formal quality and as a way into the spiritual.

It is post modern to treat artists from world cultures as peers.

It is modern to put emphasis on pure form

It is post modern to have narrative and content

It is modern to seek the spiritual in art

It is post modern to seek the inner self and find the spirit within


  1. thanks judy for your thoughts on the isms. they are a big help to me. i had settled on the quote 'Understanding modernism is like following the plot in a bowl of alphabet soup".

  2. In this post, I tried to put forward the most positive aspects of both modernism and post modernism. I know I've left a lot out. The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know.


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