>A Disquisition on Tradition and Post Postmodernism

> It occurred to me while riding my bike this morning that ever since the 20th century, artists have had an additional level of self-consciousness. What I mean is that at the crux of postmodernism was the notion of breaking from tradition because it had all been done before. And while artists have always viewedContinue reading “>A Disquisition on Tradition and Post Postmodernism”

>Baudelaire and Millenialism

> Baudelaire is a boss. His 1857 work, Fleurs de Mal (Flowers of Evil) is arguably the most important French poetic work from the 19th century. It inspired a movement of symbolists, and helped to create modern poetry. Symbolism was all about generating emotion through metaphor and comparison, all with the help of a PlatonicContinue reading “>Baudelaire and Millenialism”

>The Death of Postmodernism

> The Sisyphean goal of the author is to capture objectivity by depicting the relationships between people in a definite moment. The river of humanity flows on, the same despite the bank on which you stand. From our current position in 2010, we view the United States joining much of the world in enacting socialism.Continue reading “>The Death of Postmodernism”