Couldn’t just let this go…

So I came across this message board on postmodernism while I was working on a final paper, and I found this awesome explanation for postmodernism. Please enjoy.

“The post-modernism movement is based on the unfortunate belief that the most important purpose of art is to deal with theoretical intellectual issues. So, following in the footsteps of the post-modernist painters, post-modernist photographers take un-creative badly-composed, crappy-looking photographs of mundane subjects, and print them with tricky edge effects and other gimmicks (such as enormous size and cutesy frames) to hide their pathetic lack of substance, and then stand around in their hip haircuts and black turtlenecks waxing eloquent about all the grand intellectual theoretical issues that their great works supposedly raise.”

And, if you ever make the fatal mistake of admitting that you don’t “get it”, you’re instantly relegated to the masses of lower beings who aren’t smart enough to understand real “art.” What a sad state of affairs! I’ve personally never seen a post-modernist photo that I’d hang on my wall if it were free.”

What a freakin hater! What is this world coming to…

 

 

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