Modernism & Postmodernism

The fall of 'Pruitt-Igoe' - "Trouble in Utopia"

It seems that this will also be a rather difficult blog entry, so I apologize if none of this makes much sense… but to be fair, Modernism and Postmodernism are very complex subjects and don’t really make much sense themselves.

I have been searching the net for hours for something I could write about Modernism or Postmodernism, and so far all I have found are many different definitions of both movements (some correlating and some completely different) and lots of supposed ‘start’ and ‘end’ dates. Which has led me to the conclusion that perhaps no one knows when or indeed what Modernism and Postmodernism is.

As I mentioned before, many people have speculated on the year or even being as vague as to the century that both movements started and finished in. an example of this is: “Modernism began in the 1890s and lasted till about 1945. Postmodernism began after the Second World War, especially after 1968” that is rather specific and sounds like a definite answer but unfortunately there are people who will argue with this statement and point out an artist or artwork that disproves the statement.


About ellenhdiscourse

I'm an artist studying Illustration and Printmaking at UEL. This blog will be used for my Discourse assignment.
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