Conclusion :- Post Modernism
-And end of faith in the ‘Grand Narrative’
-Absolute values lost
-Singularity gives way to pluralism: micro-politics
Take over from macro-politics
High/popular culture – distinction lost.
Local politics – tending towards subjects such as feminism – (micro)
(Macro)- Popular -Depth model of meaning lost – there is no depth – all things levelled, under pressures of capitalism.
David. Oath of Horatii, 1784
-God’s given the power to rule, sacrificing individual right – in the rights to fight.
Manet, Rue Mosnier with flags, 1878
-Trying to create efficiency – ways of selling – drawing customers in but when actually experiencing feels chaotic/less organised. Challenging artists who created classical, he’s away from the norm.
-Becomes quite diverse; Greenberg’s idea of abstract expressionism becoming a reductive notion.
-Paints from the world – Manhattan; Introduces into his work. Sparks of abstract expressionism. Kind of mocks the art form – loss of direction? -Refers to the broader world – clearer appropriation.
Andy Warhol, Multiple
-Repetition – exposed continuously to reproduction, there’s nothing authentic essentially. Effectively making a commercial image – superficial world.