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01 INTRO TO MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM
Transcript of 01 INTRO TO MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM
Modern Life from the
Industrial Revolution on
is taking us to hell in
a cyclone of technology
spewing lethal gases and
ART can bring us
It can bring us unity and meaning!
artists start to create works that
undermine logic and
institutions, as well as
previous master narratives,
but in the final analysis,
they contribute to new master
narratives--or newly embellished
high and low
forms of art
Rejecting genre distinctions
emphasize parody, irony, & playfulness
Embrace fragmentation and
discontinuity of narratives
example: Hitchcock cameos in his movies
HOWEVER: Modernists don't loose site of making some kind of order out of chaos
by mixing high art and pop culture,
is the critique of meta-narratives
by means of:
taking modernism further:
also: they emphasize play and disruption of universalities (meta-narratives).
Picasso: Paint "not what you see
but what you know is there."
The End of Modernism
Blade Runner (Scott, 1982)
Genre films: musicals, westerns
TIP OF THE ICEBERG
Filmmakers began to:
POPULAR BELIEF that:
stems from the
Old Master Narratives
: Although a non-realist
painting, it can be though of as cathartic and
closer to the truth about Hitler and Franco's bombing atrocity in the small village in Northern Spain .
IN RESPONSE TO MODERNIST MALAISE:
Modernism in the Movies:
Munch: The Scream
POV of Distorted Mind
and the chaos that is existence.
POST WORLD WAR II