Unformatted text preview: Art stems from artist’s intentionality Work of art is autonomous Post modernism’s reaction Medium. Photography has no essence Intentionality. Impossible to be original/ determinism Autonomy. Use photographs to study culture and society, NOT the precious work of art Many modernist works try to uphold the idea that works of art can provide the unity, coherence, and meaning which has been lost in most of modern life; art will do what other human institutions fail to do. Postmodernism, in contrast, doesn’t lament the idea of fragmentation, provisionality, or incoherence, but rather celebrates that. The world is meaningless? Let’s not pretend that art can make meaning then, let’s just play with nonsense. —Mary Klages...
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- Fall '09
- Medium. Photography, 19th Century Quote, 19th Century photography, —L.P. Hartley