To examine the characteristics of modernism and postmodernism.
To analyse a postmodern music video.
Modernism - Art / social-political movement that aimed to reinvent culture that had become outdated. - Roughly occurred between 1890s - 1960s. - A rejection against realism. - Divisions of modernism include avant-garde and surrealism. - Films / novels / art were self-reflexive of society.
Modernist art challenged the realism and illusion of the romantic era. John Constable Pablo Picasso (Romanticism) (Modernism)
Modernism is self-reflexive, it draws attention to itself and the materials is uses. - E.g. Jackson Pollock
The breakdown of barriers between genres and style
The breakdown of distinction between binary divides
(E.g. human and machine)
- Mixing up time, space and narrative
- Emphasis of style over content
Blurring of fiction and reality / representation and the real
Becoming more use to a mediated version of reality, than reality
Key Terms Intertextuality - one media text referring to another Parody - mocking something in an original way 1970s / 1980s cop series Sabotage music video
Parody - The Simpsons parodies both high and low culture to a wide range of audiences. - Part of the idea of postmodernism is that there is no divide between high art and mass culture.
Pastiche - An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period. This is a self-conscious imitation. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe Material Girl Madonna Ashanti Foolish music video Goodfellas
Bricolage - mixing up and using different genres and styles Shaun of the Dead: Zombie mixed with and romantic comedy. Blade Runner: Sci-Fi and film noir DJ Shadow’s Entroducing: The first album to be completely made up of sampled music.
Homage - imitation from a respectful standpoint Psycho - the 1960 original Psycho - the 1998 remake