Post Modernism Art: Definition, Theory & Characteristics


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Which of the following ideas or elements would be considered a factor in postmodern art?

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1. Which of the following postmodern artists often used a mechanical process called screen-printing in his or her work?

2. What type of postmodern art involves the artist performing a series of actions or using himself/herself as a canvas, sometimes with audience participation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many people think that modern art is hard to understand, but what about art that is classified as postmodern? Fortunately, this lesson is here to go over some of the basics of postmodern art with you. Once you've finished the lesson, read through the quiz questions to test your understanding of some key points, such as characteristics of postmodernism and artists associated with postmodern art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Definition of postmodernism and action painting
  • Mark Rothko's use of color
  • Wassily Kandinsky and postmodern art
  • Three claims of postmodern art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember the definition of postmodernism and the characteristics and claims of postmodern art
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define some key terms related to postmodern art, such as postmodernism and action painting
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of postmodern art to identify specific postmodern painters and their artistic contributions

Additional Learning

To learn more about postmodern art, review the corresponding lesson called Postmodern Art: Definition, Theory & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Postmodern theory
  • Characteristics of postmodern art
  • Claims of postmodern art
  • Notable postmodern artists