Postmodernism as a concept in art refers to artistic production category which was created after 1970. The refusal of the aesthetic and ideals which were aimed by the “Modern Art” before was the most prominent feature. As in all definitions of Postmodernism, Postmodernist Art is described as opposition to Modern Art. An important principle of Modern Art is the refusal of rejection of everything traditional and is based on an approach where features that don’t change according to place and time are centered. One of the rejected points of Modern Art by Postmodern Art is the idea that “art” is separated and glorified from the popular one. Postmodernism after this opposing overlapping with a number of new developments led to artistic experience which almost lasted half a century with new art forms such as deconstruction, computer-based artistic productions, new media and conceptual art. Postmodernist artists by using these new forms and expanding the meaning of the definition of practice and art brought almost to the point that “everything goes”. Postmodern Art in today’s world is a part of a trend which introduces many new concepts, behaviors with wider technological, political and social change. The full effect of internet on provision and distribution of artistic image and the creation of applied art and design has not yet felt. However, the transformation in the music industry in present is the harbinger of the change in the field of plastic arts and its customary acceptances and built in values. This approach expressed as “reassessment of all values” continues to exist with reflections in Art, intertwined ongoing modern habits and contradictions. In this study “the postmodern status” of plastic arts with related arguments and the definition of postmodern as the opposition to the available concepts and diversity and multidimensionality of art is being examined.
Keywords: Postmodernism, Art, Postmodern painting