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In the twentieth century, there were several art movements and ideologies.
Describe the major characteristics of postmodernism highlighting these aspects:
- artists popular in the movement
- works of art
- cultural, political, and/or social events that impacted the art

Include an analysis of the movement that answers these questions:
- How does the art from this movement affect design in the twenty-first century?
- How does knowledge of these artists, movements, and ideologies affect how you design your products in the twenty-first century

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This solution provides an in-depth explanation of the vast artistic category of postmodernism. It highlights some famous artists, works and movements that typify this category.

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To begin with, Post-Modernism is not a single movement, but rather a classification of art that moved away from Modernism. It is best described as an amalgamation of numerous other, smaller, movements such as New Classicism, Installation Art, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, Digital, Multi-media, Neo-conceptual, Neo-Expressionism, Pop Art, Neo-Minimalism, Photo-Realism, Land Art, etc. and splinter groups such as: Copy Art, Eat Art, Neo-Geo, Mail Art, Equipo Cronica, Mec Art, Groupe Zebra, BMPT, Cooperative des Malassis, Lowbrow, East Village, Panique Szafran, Appropriation Simulation, Bad Painting, Demoscene, Pittura Colta (Anacronismo), Massurrealism, Pluralism, Relational Art, Figuration Savante, OuPeinPo, Sound Art, Superflat, Artefactoria, Toyism, Tiki Art, Bitterism, Thinkism, Funism.

Describe the major characteristics of the movement highlighting these aspects:
Wikipedia defines Postmodernism as a general and wide-ranging term which is applied to many disciplines, including literature, art, economics, philosophy, architecture, fiction, and literary criticism. Postmodernism is largely a reaction to scientific or objective efforts to explain reality. There is no consensus among scholars on the precise definition. In essence, postmodernism is based on the position that reality is not mirrored in human understanding of it, but is rather constructed as the mind tries to understand its own personal reality. Postmodernism is therefore skeptical of explanations that claim to be valid for all groups, cultures, traditions, or races, and instead focuses on the relative truths of each person. In the postmodern understanding, interpretation is everything; reality only comes into being through our ...

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