Postmodern art is a term used to describe an art movement which was thought to be in contradiction to some aspect of modernism, or to have emerged or developed in its aftermath. In general movements such as Intermedia, Installation art, Conceptual Art and Multimedia, particularly involving video are described as postmodern. The traits associated with the use of the term postmodern in art include bricolage, use of words prominently as the central artistic element, collage, simplification, appropriation, depiction of consumer or popular culture and Performance art.
Baumgarten appropriated the word aesthetics, which had always meant sensation, to mean taste or "sense" of beauty. In so doing, he gave the word a different significance, thereby inventing its modern usage. The word had been used differently since the time of the ancient Greeks to mean the ability to receive stimulation from one or more of the five bodily senses.
... that the Golden ratio(pictured) was considered by the ancient Greeks to be the most aesthetically pleasing proportion to the eye?
... that modernistClement Greenberg argued that each artistic medium should seek that which makes it unique among the possible media and then purify itself of anything other than expression of its own uniqueness as a form.
... that Theodor Adorno claimed in 1969, “It is self-evident that nothing concerning art is self-evident.”
... that for Kant, enjoyment is the result when pleasure arises from sensation, but judging something to be "beautiful" has a third requirement: sensation must give rise to pleasure by engaging our capacities of reflective contemplation. In his view judgments of beauty are sensory, emotional and intellectual all at once.