Perspectives | Lecture 4 - Word Definitions


Avant-garde - Something that is very original or modern and experimental in comparison to the time period of it's creation

Nostalgia - An urge to return to a former time in one's life; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time

Appropriation - The act of taking something that belongs to someone else; often without having the right to do so

Pastiche - An artistic work that imitates that of another work, artist or period

Parody - An imitation of a specific person or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comedic effect

Irony - A situation that was intended to have a certain result has the opposite or very different outcome

Ideology - The set of beliefs characteristic of a social group or individual

Genre - A style or category

Sherrie Levine - Sherrie Levine is an American photographer, painter, and conceptual artist. She is best known for her "almost indistinguishable" copies of other artists' work. She appropriates others' works to emphasise that nothing is inherently unique. Levine has previously stated that her work revolves around the concept of fetishism; as she creates works that are based on the viewers' own desires.

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