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18th July 2008 A brave soul has joined the administrative powers of this group: please welcome


He is a highly motivated and capable person. He even has a project for the group, which you'll hear about soon.

19th February 2008: New member! :iconmattbray-remodernist:

News of January 27: Since our failure to put up a contest, we came back with a new idea. This next project is not a context, but a means to work together on the same theme. Thus, in the gallery, you will find a folder baptised "Yearning", and that is the theme we propose you to work on. Every piece must be titled "Yearning" and of course must be about it. Your work will be gathered in that folder. Good luck with your work!

News of January 23rd: Due to lack of participation, the contest was cancelled; indeed, two candidates is not enough. Only one of you actually sent an official note with a piece of art to participate, while two others suggested they might run. I assumed that with such a number of participants, you'd not really want the contest, and I don't feel like putting in the effort. I guess this contest was a test (no pun), and we failed.

We have some serious questions to ask ourselves now. First of all: is anyone here? I know about a dozen of you are, but we're supposed to be more in this group. Secondly, why are we together and is there a reason for this group to exist? While other groups can gather around a certain type of art (abstract painting, black and white photography, portraits, glass works, etc.), we only have an art philosophy, and I come to wonder if that is enough, because it gives us little unity at bottom, in what we actually produce as artists.

I feel things this way: either we really do something drastic, or we let this group slowly die and wither away. I'm of the mind to opt for the first of these options, yet I am relatively clueless as to what kind of drastic measure we could take.

The contest didn't work, the majority of you don't care - and whether I blame you for it or not isn't the point, I don't blame you for it, you certainly have excellent reasons not to care, and that's what I'd like to change - and now we're in a situation where we need a massive kick in the butt.

Know that our subscription has expired. (Thanks to the kind soul who bought us one; that was more thoughtfulness than we deserved; and please don't waste your money on us again!) Therefore, I recommend you use my personal forum to discuss… (if we can't produce art together, we can at least discuss our common philosophy of art). We need to be more together and do more things together. It isn't a problem to start small, as we aren't very many, but we ought to be proportionally motivated, by which I mean, the less we are, the more motivated we have to be, because no one else will be motivated in our stead.

News of January 7: A contest is now open! One piece per artist, submit it with CONTEST in the title of your note to me. All the art for the contest will be gathered in the same file in the gallery, and people will vote via a poll. Since our subscription ends on the 20th, the 19th will be the day when I take a screenshot of the poll results and announce the winner. Have fun with the contest!

News of December 21st: After two months at the head of this group, I am a bit disappointed by the lack of life to be found around here. I am ever thankful to all those of you who participate, however.

To be honest, I feel no desire to merely be the person who submits the work of the "Remodernists" if that is the only thing that happens within this group. As you must understand, getting extra exposure and extra pageviews is not the main goal of the group, and I wish we did more.

Therefore, we need to do more. Anything, as long as it gathers us into something. Be it a contest, or else, I think we should do something. There is a forum for suggestions on this account, and you can use my personal forum as well.

Any suggestion for other projects is most welcome and I beseech you to participate! There is no point in being part of a group if you do nothing with it. For instance, I addressed a number of issues in the forum, and the large majority of you didn't speak out about them, and you should, because short of any opinion-voicing, I will act according to the opinion of those who did voice their opinion, as it should be.

I hope many of you will actually read this note and that something will get in motion. And if nothing happens, I will take decisions on my little own, and you will not be allowed to say that I did not offer options.

NEWS of 22nd October 2007: Make sure to know about the two forums available for the group: the one in this group's journal, and the one in :iconforgetfulrainn:'s. Issues are being discussed there and you don't want to be left out of them, as they will be influential on the group. It's YOUR group so raise your voice!

18th October 2007: members no longer have to submit their work themselves, the new administrator will do that for you. So just send a note to the group, or his personal account, and he'll do the work. Just write "Submission" as the title of your note, and add a link to the piece, and pure magic will happen.

:iconforgetfulrainn: is now the administrator in charge of the group, as Laniru is too busy with his new job as art teacher; he will nevertheless remain the official leader, while ForgetfulRainn will be the official secretary of the group (he is typing this himself). So, expect some new stuff happening soon, and... more in a note if I can manage to write one to everyone.

ForgetfulRainn opened a thread on his own forum for a discussion among Remodernists. Check it out and speak out! Here:…


(old news)

forgetfulrainn :iconforgetfulrainn: has offered to take on some administrative responsibilities for the group! This is great, since I am pretty strapped with other responsibilities lately. Thanks, Rainn!
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May 21st, 2009
Hi everyone. Laniru here. I think I've finally decided to let this group go. It has been quite stagnant for some time... and there are better, more active places for remodernist artists to communicate. The best place is Carson's group over at the redbubble site:….

So I guess I would like to officially redirect all people interested in remodernism to Carson's site on redbubble.... unless, of course,  someone would be willing to take over ownership and supervision of this group.  If you are interested in doing that, please note me on my laniru deviantart account, and it's all yours...

For what it's worth, I still think the remo movement has some credibility, as does stuckism... I simply am too busy with family life and teaching to be active in it anymore.

Good luck to you all,

Welcome to the Remodernists of Deviantart group.

"Remodernism takes the original principles of Modernism and reapplies them, highlighting vision as opposed to formalism." - from the Remodernism manifesto

This group is based on ideas promoted by the Stuckists , a collection of artists who reject current artworld trends and cynical, academic, Post-Modern theory. They embrace the original, humanistic pursuits of early Modernism..

Here are the manifestos for Stuckism…

and Remodernism

As you can see by reading the manifestos, Stuckism is focused exclusively on figurative painting, while remodernism simply endorses a return to spiritual, humanistic themes in art.

Therefore, to join this Remodernist group, you only need to be an artist interested in the original pursuits of Modernism. You can be a painter, a sculptor, a photographer, and yes, even a digital artist, so long as your artistic intentions are Remodernist.

For information on how to join this group, click below…

Official List of Members




Sort of Essayist & Executive Administrator








Unsorted yet:

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The list isn't final; we wait for you to note us on under which category you want to be. You don't have to, and the category naturally doesn't limit you to any one thing, it's only a way to show what you see yourself as primarily. If you find yourself painfully divided between two things, you can request to be present under two categories, no biggie. I started sorting the members on my own given what I could find on the members' profiles; if I made a mistake, please note me and I'll correct your position.

Based on the ideas of the STUCKISTS
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Hello Remodernists! I (laniru) am about to put together the Remodernists exhibit for October at and I have chosen one of each of your artworks for inclusion.

If you do NOT want your artwork placed in this virtual exhibition, please let me know before october 1st.

Here are the ones I've chosen:
Night Life by jesserichards
Contortionist by darkartificer

Green Tricycle Dream by Lupingirl
Pin Up 02 by bedpan3
Critters4 by nunheh
Consumeristic Formalities. by Gorshank
8 by asher27
natures reminder,  contest by warnertoddjames
A look Inside by dark-knight-forever

Mature Content

Despair: Consequences by artfromsouldesigns

Yellow Nude by Seven-Fourteen
Red House by hamlet279
1104-Necessity-Detail- Local by TKMUNDOK

Good stuff!
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Written by :iconjam-techno:

This is my opinion on Modernism, Post-Modernism, Stuckism and Remodernism, and the progression, or lack thereof, of Modern and Post-Modern art. :)

Modernism  Theory and practice in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, which holds that each new generation must build on past styles in new ways or break with the past in order to make the next major historical contribution. Characterized by idealism; seen as "high art," as differentiated from popular art.

Post-Modernism  An attitude or trend of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, in which artists and architects accept all that modernism rejects. In architecture, the movement away from or beyond what had become boring adaptations of the International Style, in favor of an imaginative, eclectic approach. In the other visual arts, Post-Modern is characterized by an acceptance of all periods and styles, including modernism, and a willingness to combine elements of all styles and periods. Although modernism makes distinctions between high art and popular taste, Post-Modernism makes no such value judgments.…

Starting from the pure definitions of what Modernism and Post-Modernism</em> are, one can see the differences start to become clear between them. Although many people out there probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between something Modern and Post-Modern, so I've decided to outline some of the differences, and indeed, the fallacies within the framework of Post-Modern art.

One has to have a point of view when it comes to art, otherwise art itself would become a homogenous skill, and the differences between movements and ideologies would no longer exist, therefore one needs to recognise that there are, and always have been currents and counter-currents in the conceptual framework of art.
However, if one was to make the broad, and very 'safe' statement that,

'Everything is art'

As Post-Modern art implies, it rejects the idea of the fact that these currents exist to start with.

And indeed, I'm one believer that everything has the potential to be art, but having potential and being are very much different things. I believe that artists' main driving force should be in selectively aproaching nature, the Universe, the cosmos, whatever you want to call it, and finding what has more potential than the rest of its surrounding environment, and putting that subject through creative processes.

In the end of the day, what we are doing as artists though, is not so much simply taking an object from nature, as a Post-Modernist might do, with the example of Tracy Emins' Unmade Bed, but creating a pre-conceived interpretation of nature through the filters of perception. For art, despite the ceaseless debate about its definition, exists within the human mind; without consciousness, there would be no art.

What certain Post-Modern pieces may do, is create art within the minds of those who perceive it, but naturally such people might perhaps have to be of an artistic nature from the out-set, in which case they are simply perceiving another item within the Universe, as likely to be art as any other randomly-selected object. Don't get me wrong, some pieces of Post-Modern art may be oesthetic, or intellectually-stimulating out of coincidence, but surely to have created art, one would have had to put this item of potential through the filters of art before it could be arrogantly placed in an art gallery, claiming that the object itself is art, when clearly it exists as nothing more than a conceptual idea portrayed by the object in question.

The Stuckists are right in the sense that,
'[Art] creates worlds within worlds, giving access to the unseen psychological realities that we inhabit'

For it recognises that a piece of art comes from within one's self, or at least is the relationship between our inner selves and the exterior environment we live in.

Modernism reached abstraction quite some time ago. Post-Modernism, arguably, reached abstraction with Malevich and the Russian Suprematists' black squares. It is odd that two forms of abstract expression should be so contrary, but they are evidence to the fact that art doesn't necessarily exist within the framework of the final product and its perception, but the other way round.

It goes back to the source of inspiration, or perception which the artist encounters. Painting, after all is said and done, is a very abstract artform in concept. Maurice Denis, in 1890 said that,
'A painting—before being a war horse, a nude woman or some anecdote—is essentially a flat surface covered with colors arranged in a certain order'
Does that mean that Post-Modernist abstract paintings, upon interpretation, become very nonsense war horses, nudes and anecdotes?

I'm not sure I've finished this opus yet, or whether it can be finished, but right now it's late and I'd like to go to bed at some point this evening, so I'll bid you all adieu, and good night. :lol:
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How to join

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To join this group, simply send us a note.

If your work is found to be acceptable, we will send you a reply with the password for the remodernists account.

Once you are a member, you can log into the remodernists account yourself to upload your work for critique by other members of the group.

After uploading your artwork, please logout of the remodernists account and log back into your own da account to post critiques, discuss things, etc.

Also, please don't add entries to the journal (except for adding your name to the members list). Instead, use your own da account and post replies on the main remodernists page.
EDIT (October 2007, by :iconforgetfulrainn:)

We no longer provide you with the password, as there is an administrator in charge now. To put your art in the gallery, send me a note with "SUBMISSION" in the title, and a link to the piece you want to expose, and I'll do all the work. You can send me a note to the group or directly to my personal account (send to personal account for a faster reception).
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