Versatile Postmodern Art
A bit of: Paint and draw; assemblage art; pop art; fluxus; postminimalism; conceptual art; lowbrow art; digital art intermedia; neo-conceptual art, etc. Postmodernist artists tend to work with new image-based technologies, including television, video, lighting, smartphones, screenprinting, computers and the Internet.
For you to know. A work of visual art is a painting, drawing, print or sculpture, existing in a single copy, in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the author. In the case of a sculpture, in multiple cast, carved, or fabricated sculptures of 200 or fewer that are consecutively numbered by the author and bear the signature or other identifying mark of the author; or a still photographic image produced for exhibition purposes only, existing in a single copy that is signed by the author, or in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the author.
For you to know. A work of visual art does not include any poster, map, globe, chart, technical drawing, diagram, model, applied art, motion picture or other audiovisual work, book, magazine, newspaper, periodical, database, electronic information service, electronic publication or similar publication; any merchandising item or advertising, promotional, descriptive, covering, or packaging material, or container; any portion or part of any item described in clause; or any work made for hire; or any work not subject to copyright protection under this title.
Desktop publishing is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer primarily for print. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing. This technology allows individuals, businesses, and other organizations to self-publish a wide range of printed matter. Desktop publishing is also the main reference for digital typography. When used skillfully, desktop publishing allows the user to produce a wide variety of materials, from menus to magazines and books, without the expense of commercial printing.
Desktop publishing combines a personal computer and WYSIWYG page layout software to create publication documents on a computer for either large scale publishing or small scale local multifunction peripheral output and distribution. Desktop publishing methods provide more control over design, layout, and typography than word processing. However, word processing software has evolved to include some, though by no means all, capabilities previously available only with professional printing or desktop publishing.
The same DTP skills and software used for common paper and book publishing are sometimes used to create graphics for point of sale displays, promotional items, trade show exhibits, retail package designs and outdoor signs.
If some of this does not sound like “postmodern art,” it’s not my problem. Of course, you can go insult the old art masters or go see a political gathering and shit on everyone…