Tuesday, April 27, 2010

1. After reading this chapter in your own words, define Postmodern Art?
Postmodernism is more conceptual and abstract. There is no clear meaning to the work, and it is often very aesthetic.

2. Why is Feminism or Feminist Art considered Post Modern?
The poststructuralists refused to accept them in the art world because they thought it was impossible and horrible to make women's essence essential. They thought it was very unappealing... They were put into the postmodern category because they were really pushing different views and not conforming to the old ways.

3. Pick one of the following artists: Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson or Paul McCarthy. Describe their artwork and then give reasons why it is Post Modern.
They are postmodern because they are all centered around a concept or idea, but it is very abstracted. It's all about subjects or conditions that no one really wants to talk about. They are very taboo in a way. They were probably all looked down upon when it come to poststructuralists.

4. Find an artist on The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program Web site that relates to your drawing for this project. How does there art relate to your concept, subject and style.
I love how Jason D. Watson combines his sketches from life with designs that remind me of comics and graffiti at the same time. There is also a sketchy unfinished quality to his work that I have always loved... it's done, but not done and that's what gives it such beauty. I would like to do something like this for my final project to collage everything together. Mixed media is the way to go.