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Postmodern Artists and why they succeed Student’s Name Institution Date Postmodern Artists and why they succeed Several postmodern artists, as well as theorists, doubt the existence of originality in art. Instead, they replaces art with a mixture of elements from the past. One of the primary features of postmodernism involves the elimination of barriers between styles and several components of culture as well as the progress made in searching for something new and original. The notion got replaced by some elements from previous and current cultures. In postmodernism, the subject becomes distanced and resulting in the elimination of individualism. One of the outcomes of postmodernism is that it results in the reuse of images and objects used previously to create a real
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and personal experience 1 . Artists such as Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, and Richard Prince are considered as artists. The understanding of originality among modern artists borrows a lot from the discussion involving postmodernism. It remains crucial to look at the works of several postmodern artists taking part in both the deconstruction as well as the critique of the orthodox perception of originality and the methods they utilize to ensure that their art appears in the novel and surprising forms. It is also important to study the opinions of renowned art writers as well as critics who acknowledge the way artwork gets placed in various contexts. Such experts consider how a re- work of original images by other accomplished artists can result in a new understanding, resulting in originality. Most art experts express their concerns over matters of authorship as well as originality in the practice of art 2 . Such s study is important because it enables art students and other people with an interest in appropriated art. Modern art involves the use of current practice such as digital imaging, which has witnessed tremendous growth in the past few years. One of the well-known postmodern artists is Sherrie Levine, who studies matters regarding postmodernist appropriation. She critiques authorship and aura through her deconstruction of modernist originality myths in most of her re-appropriations of mainly male artists’ works. From the beginning of the early 1980s, Levine made a profession from reusing or appropriating the work of well-known artworks. She accomplished this by creating original versions of the art and placing them in various contexts 3 . Consequently, people understand her works as commentaries on the death of 1 Conway, Kyle Reynolds. "The Gap: Contemporary Playwriting Exercises why we need them, where they (might) come from, some examples, some test studies." PhD diss., Texas Tech University, 2015.
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