Postmodernism

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21 (1978). Gelatin silver print. 7 1/2 × 9 ½ in. (19.1 × 24.1 cm.)

Postmodernism means many things to many people.

In general, it rejects grand narratives, ideologies, and the idea of “Art with a capital A.” Postmodern art promotes subjectivity over universality.

Cindy Sherman is associated with postmodernism for her series, Untitled Film Stills. Sherman imitated the stereotypical images of women in films from the 1950s and ‘60s. She photographed herself as these stereotypes in order to critique them.

 

Image: Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21 (1978). Gelatin silver print. 7 1/2 × 9 ½ in. (19.1 × 24.1 cm.)


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