Ch.23 Postwar Modern Movements in the West
I’ve chosen the Postwar era as my favorite period. This time began in the years following world war II. During this period many of the rules of art that had been established in the past by other artist and cultures were ignored or thrown out and resulted in a period of great creativity. This period saw the explosion of pop art in America, an art for that changed the face of America and influenced many people lives with the help of Andy Warhol and others like him. I particularly like this period in arts history because of the drastic change you see in art with the rules being ignored. This mind set allows for many more options creatively and makes for some very interesting and more abstract out of the box art.
This period emerged in the years after WWII and expands on to modern times. In 1945 even artist that still worked in traditional media were beginning to explore other means of “art” and redefining what art means to people. Is developed through the 40s and 50s from art that separated from real world matters to pop art, which is based entirely on real objects and mass production techniques in art. This period is still alive today. Modern art is a perfect representation of art with no rules. Almost anything can be considered art now, which results in very different opinions of pieces. There are many pieces in modern art that are considered great works that many people would look and think looked like a pile of trash.
The most defining characteristics of the art of this era to me is the creativity behind it. In this era almost anything an artist does or displays in considered art in some way. This era has really brought abstract art to a new level and made it a much more popular art for. In the 40s and 50s artist strayed away from recognizable subject matter and created assemblage. Some years afterward Pop Art exploded in the States. This includes comic strips, advertising layout, name brand package,...