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When Pandora opened the box a plague dispersed and doomed humanity to suffer ruin insanity and despair She hastily closed the box to stop the plague but pathetically only Hope remained inside For centuries art has at its best evoked catharsis from its audience and in so doing exalted the senses the intellects and the passions of those who experience it Art has been a vehicle that has called upon the highest sentiments of the human creative vision and demanded exacting technical skill Recently however art has taken on a new form known as postmodernism which in too many instances has served as little more than shock aesthetics - outrageous sensory stimuli created to provoke the psychological processes Many scholars and artists alike believe this new artistic movement to be nihilistic and at times gratuitous Art a non-static entity has undergone several significant metamorphoses in its history It has seen greatness in Leonardo Michelangelo Raphael Rembrandt and Vermeer and to suggest that the influence of postmodernism has altogether put the Arts in a bad way would be wrong What can be said for sure is that postmodern art has gone too far in stirring controversy and shocking its audience for it to any longer be considered art Also that they are two broad reasons for this decline The Encyclopedia Encarta describes the aims of Dadaists the first postmodern artists works as designed to shock or bewilder in order to provoke a reconsideration of accepted aesthetic values which is a misnomer for much of what we have seen produced to date Encarta 2001 p 6 A recent article in the Toronto Star has challenged the parameters of postmodern art with its piece subtitled Public autopsies baby eating and bog people hot exhibits bait our fascination and disgust Star 2003 H1 Human bodies are just that neither artifact nor art and exhibiting them is running up against some of the few taboos left in North
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