Postmodernist Manifiesto Summary

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In the article titled "A Post-Postmodernist Manifiesto or (Pee-Pee modern)" it talks about Art Chantry, an artist going to graphic design school. He begins the article about his instructor talking about how "design is language" and about how graphic designers view certain things that non graphic designers ignore, such as appreciating a straight line and using certain colors to portray the right message. Chantry tells about how his design team can use art as a language, talking to the viewers without them even realizing this fact. Many artists like Chantry use their skills to make signs, such as election signs to try to convince someone to vote for their candidate. In this article it established that the written language started as an art, …show more content…

One of the pictures of a coffin shows what Chantry was meaning when he talked about the in-depth and three dimensional aspects of Egyptian art and how the art of this era is more like todays than any other type of art. Egyptians are still respected for their art today, many individuals are baffled by some of the architectural structures that they built, such as the Great pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx of Giza, and multiple statues that were used throughout history. One of the most iconic pieces of art in history would be the coffin of Tutankhamun, it resembles many of the forms of art that were talked about in the article by Chantry. The main difference between art of this era and the art of today would be that the Egyptians did not use art as a form of decoration, they used it to honor the dead, or to help them move on by honoring the gods. In the article Chantry repetitively tells us about how he speaks to viewers through his pictures in his modern designs, this may have happened in ancient Egypt also. Many things about the paintings of that era is that they are difficult to explain, though if someone views it then you can automatically know what the point of it was. Sometimes it is just a social class rating showing the power of the pharaoh, and the women that served him and his

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