The exhibition Modern Art in the United States introduced visitors to the Tate Gallery to a wide range of modern American paintings, sculptures and prints. But it is chiefly remembered for its presentation of works by abstract expressionist painters like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, largely because of the controversy these works generated in the British press. In the early s there was very little indication of what was in store for the British art world from across the Atlantic. As early as the Tate Gallery resumed its endeavours to show developments in American art more recent than the work included in the exhibition American Painting: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day.
Postmodern Art Essay - Words | Bartleby
The Journey to Postmodern Art The field of visual art is extremely broad, therefore art historians have been attempting to categorize it based on style, time of creation, and subject matter for centuries. Much like any other sociological aspect of life, the culture and time period in which it was made has a great impact on the artist which directly influences their art. Though art is and always has been a way for someone to express themselves, limitations from certain parties took some of that experience. The goal of art in the post-modern standard is no longer predominantly behavioral, as it still was in the modern, but perceptive.
“Modernist Painting” by Clement Greenberg
Self-criticism in the area of Modernism was said to have come from the issue of the Enlightenment; yet while the Enlightenment gets criticized from the outside, Modernism, on the other hand, gets criticized from the inside. What had to be exhibited was not only that which was unique and irreducible in art in general, but also that which was unique and irreducible in each particular art. Each art had to determine, through its own operations and works, the effects exclusive to itself. By doing so it would… narrow its area of competence, but at the same time it would make its possession of that area all the more certain.