postmodernism

Commentary
5:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Art: What Is Modern Art?

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City
Credit dkshots / Flickr

What is the difference between Modern art and contemporary art?

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

OnWords: That's So Meta

Andy Warhol presented pop culture as fine art, turning meta-art into an act of meta-art appreciation.
Credit _rockinfree / flickr Creative Commons

Formerly a prefix, “meta” has now taken on a life of its own, indicating works that are self-consciously self-referential. Ben Zimmer, writing in the Boston Globe in 2012, notes examples in the tech field going as far back as the 1970s.

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