Wednesday, August 21, 2013

More stuff on the allotment and Big Idea #194 is Modernism and Post Modernism



Moved fruit cage.
 
Supporting fruit
I've continued to spend time on the  allotment, still planting out and quite a bit of harvesting although the courgette peak has now passed. Having seen almost the end of our limited soft fruit yesterday I moved one of my fruit cages to provide protection for freshly planted vegetables.
Today I harvested the early (main) Potatoes and was pleasantly surprised by the yield.
I have added support to a laden apple tree and am preparing to start harvesting potatoes, tomatoes are doing well although turnips seem to have something wrong with them possible wireworm, rotation is advised as a method of avoiding this.

Modernism and Post Modernism is todays Big Idea (number 194)


The ambitions of Modernism were immense it was says Crofton like creating a new start, a 'ground zero' of arts.
Modernism can be considered as "a style or movement in the arts that aims to break with classical and traditional forms."
In the Modernist phase composers like Stravinsky and Bartok looked again at tonality, rhythms and structures, while in the visual arts, perspectives were challenged by Picasso and Braque's Cubism explorations while surrealists including Dali and Magritte sought to probe the mind's unconscious this is not to ignore expressionism and the abstractions of artists such as Kandinsky.

Great
In literature writers like Joyce and T S Eliot experiment with the existing formulas in novels and poems.
Post Modernism  is "post" because it is denies the existence of any ultimate principles, and it lacks the optimism of there being a scientific, philosophical, or religious truth which will explain everything for everybody - a characteristic of the so-called "modern" mind.
Crofton reckons that in the latter part of the 20th century the ambitions of Modernism were modified and a Post Modernism with lower expectations gained acceptance, it was more ironic and knowing, here's a comparison of the two concepts.
Writers considered postmodernist include Nabokov (e.g. Pale Fire) and Vonnegut (Cats' Cradle is the example here).
The presentation below might be useful but think you'll need to watch and pause a few times it goes at quite a pace!
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