21. Modernism

These are the four examples of Modernism that I found, from James Wagner’s blog.

Modernism, by definition, is

a term that refers to artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s through the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era. The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation.

Retard Riot

Retard Riot: This art piece by Lyon Noah is very unconventional and "weird" in a sense that there aren't many art pieces this simple yet straight-forward. The title itself explains the theme of the display: stupidity. With just simple colors and roughly-outlined sketch, Lyon Noah shows some unconventional patterns of the new art.

Other parts of “Retard Riot”…

Retard Riot 2

Retard Riot 2

Retard Riot 3

Retard Riot 3

Another example I found was:

Modernist Building Abandoned

Modernist Building Abandoned: This piece is unconventional and modernistic in many perspectives. First, the building drawn on canvas itself is very unconventional, in that it doesn't have the geometric symmetry or pattern. Also, the setting of the exhibition is very awkward. It is displayed in the middle of Metropolitan Avenue near BQV. In these senses, the piece is very "modernistic."

The third example I found was also by Noah Lyon.

Jennifer Steinkamp and Noah Lyon

Jennifer Steinkamp and Noah Lyon: This piece is also very unconventional in that it doesn't have the sense of "permanent" art. Most of the conventional art pieces are permanent, whether they are sculptures or paintings. This, however, with the help of technology, is only a projection of light patterns and a mannequin standing in front of the rays. Nonetheless the patterns looks gorgeous and shows some "unconventional" and modernistic smell of art.

The last modernistic example I found was a furniture.

Modernistic Chair

Modernistic Chair: This chair breaks the conventional image of a furniture: geometric, straight-lined and edged, wooded, and most importantly, mundane and boring. This chair is round and gives the sitter a sense of privacy, which was never found in the normal chair's exposed environment. Also the color red is very exotic and eye-catching for a furniture.