Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Postmodern Art and Architecture

The new art style of postmodern art is a very complex and different style compared to the older styles in the early periods. Its idea is very appealing when looking at what it's trying to change; there is no real subject but instead, the artist is lead by personal feelings. These artists are trying to apart themselves from earlier art styles that were considered to be the right styles in art.

What I like about this style is that there is a main emphasis on the process that the artist uses to create an artwork. Most of the paintings deal with no form whatsoever but you can still see the energy and feeling that the artist is trying to portray in his/her unique way. For example, Pollock's paintings have no subject but they have a lot of energy and emotion. Postmodern art and architecture are also able to assimilate themselves more openly in its surroundings also. For example, nature is a big part of this new style and its architecture. Art is being created through the use of natural surroundings and it's also more magnified for it doesn't have to be assembled in a canvas only. New materials are also being introduced to create different textures along with the use of technology.

However, there are some artworks that are not able to transcend a real feeling or meaning sometimes. Even though most of these new creations are very original and have never been seen before, I still feel that sometimes I cannot find a connection with these certain works of art. For example, some of the architectural buildings and paintings have too much motifs that are created mainly by new technological tools and not by pure human skill. It is very robotic and cold for me sometimes.

Art in the future will probably move more on the emphasis of the universe and its mystery, more advanced technology, and futuristic ideals. But I think that the future art will still hold the cultural ideals that are found in pop art. We will probably still concentrate on famous stars, idols, and material needs.

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