POSTMODERNISM Beginning in 1945

The period following the classical Modernism from 1945 on is called Postmodernism. Like in the period before even in this era has been preserved the so-called plurality of styles, i.e. several styles are coexisting. The new styles are Fluxus, Happening, Performance, Land Art, Body Art, Action Painting, Photorealism, Pop Art, etc. The artists increasingly are orchestrating themselves by putting their body and its identity into the focus of their art. Innovative techniques and media enable new forms of art. The new artistic work directly affects its surrounding environment. The complete depiction of the female genitalia was no longer a taboo. Women got more and more emancipated and were fighting for their rights. The greatest success of the women's movement was the equality between men and women stipulated in the Constitution. Slowly, but step by step, women obtained the right to study at universities, they had the possibility to learn and pursue a profession for being able to earn a living for themselves and not being constrained to live under their men's guardianship. Thanks to the invention of the pill women could decide on their own if and when they wanted to have children. A change occurred in the self-determination of women; the traditional stereotype of the woman as wife and mother was challenged and eliminated step by step.

Please find hereafter further interesting statements:

+ Tom Wesselmann (Great American Nude) >>
+ Christian Ludwig Attersee (Objekt-Vagina, 1965) >>
+ Gerhard Rühm >>
+ H.R. Giger (Passage XXIX, 1973) >>
+ Hans Schärer (Madonna, 1977) >>

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