عنوان مقاله [English]
Postmodernism attitude towards ?all of the arts varies from one art filed another both in terms of motivation and temporal framework. The issue has been largely attended to and investigated in various areas of art by the contemporary critics. Douglas Crimp is amongst the contemporary art critics whohave investigated visual arts, especially the effect of photography on the paintings as well as the functions of museums in modernism era and their whereabouts in the postmodernism era based on Walter Benjamin’s discussions onthe process of mass reproduction and also the archeological notions proposed by Michel Foucault. Thus, the present study aimed to analyze their ideas about the postmodernism art events in order to elucidate the end of painting theory and the effects of photography and the mass reproduction process on the failure of the originality and the dissolution of the sacred Aura of the artworks which will finally lead to such a crisis as the isolation of the museums in the contemporary era. Based on the findings of present study, Crimp’s opinion has been based on this important principle stating that art postmodernism is radically segregated from artistic modernism and the painting dominance era; the main questions of the present study is that, from Douglas Crimp’s perspective, what approach, in the contemporary era, has made the art world face the annihilation and death of painting and how it has influenced the function of the museums in the present era? Finally, the result obtained based thereon is that, considering his notions, the minimalist art, pop art, photography followed by mass reproduction and propagation as well as the shift towards audience-orientation are the most important reasons giving rise to the widening of the distance between painting and the postmodern world. As caused by all these happenings, the painting gradually lost its originality and this was the major process that eventually led to such a crisis as the seclusion of museums as places where the original works are kept. The present study employs a descriptive-analytical research method. Data the library research was used to collect the data.