What does "postmodernism" mean?
I assume that "modern" is like "Progress, Science, and Technology Will Make Life Better And Give Us Hope.". Whereas "postmodern" is like "Um, Hiroshima and Auschwitz. Life is absurd; life has no meaning. I grow old, I grow old; I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."
I take it that "modern" is like Aaron Copland, Billy Joel, and Pablo Picasso whereas "postmodern" is like Arnold Schoenberg, Lady Gaga, and Jackson Pollock.
Hope in science/progress ("modern") vs. giving in to depression/apathy ("postmodern").
Is that the distinction?
Modern? Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians (1921)
Postmodern? Jackson Pollock, No. 5 (1948)