Wednesday, May 6, 2009
<----This is Post modern art
This is modern art
The piece of art I chose for my modern art reflects modern art because it is abstract. It is abstract because of the way the person looks more like the ghost of an alien and how the blue colors of the sea blend into the red colors of the sky. “The Scream” causes the viewer to ask questions and provokes thought by having such a scared looking person standing on a dock just prior to sunset, or after sunrise, which are also characteristics of modernism.
Andy Warhol’s nine pictures of the woman is an example of postmodern art. This is postmodern art because of the contradiction of the colors in the pictures. Her face color changes every time, although her hair is nearly the same in three of the pictures. The group of photos lacks a clear central hierarchy or organizing principle. It is just the same photo colored nine different ways.
Overall, Tim O’Brien’s novel “The Things They Carried” is a postmodern book. It uses extreme complexity and contradiction. The contradiction is obvious on page 180 when his answer to his daughter’s question of “Have you ever killed anyone?” can be BOTH “of course not” and “yes.” YOU CANNOT ANSWER EITHER YES, HONESTLY, OR NO, HONESTLY, TO “HAVE YOU EVER KILLED ANYONE,” IT JUST DOESN’T WORK!