İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 10, Sayı 85  Eylül 2021  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)
Aziz ERKAN, Burcu Burçak ERDAL

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We can say that postmodernism, which emerged in the second half of the twentieth century, brought a radical freedom to art by breaking up the understanding of art and the mindset of modernism, and ignored the hierarchical distinction between high culture and popular culture by removing the boundaries between art and daily life. In addition, postmodernism, which opposes the originality of art and that it is a product of genius, did not hesitate to make a deliberate return to the previous arts and to reinterpret them, arguing that art can also exist from repetitions. Thus, postmodern artists turn towards homogeneous elements in order to reach contemporary goals and ideas; They used the work itself as a new idea and a useful style by focusing on concepts such as "possessing", "imitation", "copying". In this article, the art understanding of Manola Valdes, one of the important living artists of today, has been examined with examples; The existence of a fictional new aesthetic structure, which is mostly "purified", "reduced" and lacking depth, is observed in his works woven through material, form, light and color. The works of many important artists from Renaissance to modernism served as an "excuse" in his works, and he transformed the works he took as reference into original works in line with the concept of Appropriation of postmodernism.
Keywords: Manolo Valdes, Postmodernism, Irony, Pastigy, Appropriation