Chronology in the Morphology of Modernity and Postmodernism

  • Riyam Salih Abbas Department of Fine Arts/ College of Fine Arts/University of Babylon
  • Abdulhameed Fadhil Jafar Department of Fine Arts /College of Fine Arts/University of Babylon
Keywords: chronology, morphology


The chronology has formed an intellectual concept throughout the historical ages. It is necessary to delve into the concept of this concept in the artistic form. The first beginnings of these historical epochs, whose arts have undergone different changes as a result of the political, social, economic and cultural developments that took place in different directions through their chronological sequence, By intellectual standards.Therefore, research is concerned with the study of the concept of chronology in the grammatical composition of modernity and postmodernity. The research included four chapters. The first chapter contains the methodological framework for research, beginning with the problem that ended with the following question: What is a chronology? What are the aspects of their work in the composition of the grammar? The importance of research lies in the fact that it highlights the themes of chronology as a conceptual construct in the morphology of modernity And postmodernity, which is a new reading of the texts of sculpture dating back to this era of history, and then the goal of research, which is to identify the chronology at the level of thought and form in the composition of the grammar of the modern and postmodernity, also included this chapter on the boundaries of research,The stereotype) in modernity and postmodernity, and domestically in Europe and America, and a period of modernity and post-modernism, and then the terms in the title were defined linguistically, in terms of terminology and procedure.                                          

While the second chapter included the theoretical framework and the previous studies of the research. It included two basic topics about the first subject: chronology in the modern artistic achievement. The second section came under the title of chronology in the technical composition of the postmodernity. The researcher reviewed the works of art, The period of time of this era, and then followed by the indicators produced by the theoretical framework.                      

The third chapter was based on the procedural framework that included the research community. It included the composition of modern and postmodernism, which consists of the specific models studied in relation to the exploration of the concept of chronology in the morphology of modernity and postmodernity. Of the research community (25) as sculptural texts that refer us to the reading of the concepts of chronology in accordance with the objective of the research and its problem, as it was chosen in a fundamental way according to the reasons of the researcher to achieve the goal of research.                           

The models were selected based on the diversity of the method of implementation and the variety of materials and methods used in the presentation of the chronology in the morphology of the prominent and stereotyped. The researcher also relied on the cognitive and aesthetic indicators resulting from the theoretical framework as a research tool and then analyzing the sample to obtain specific data. On the (descriptive analytical) approach as the approach used in technical and aesthetic studies.                                            

The fourth chapter was a presentation of the most important results reached by the researcher after analyzing the sculptural models that represented the research sample. The most important of these were: The concept of chronology is embodied in the subconscious mind, in the narration of events and facts in an attempt to link awareness and unconsciousness. The most important of these conclusions are: The concept of chronology is achieved in the composition of the grammar through the movement in the human bodies employed by the modernist artist, followed by the recommendations and suggestions presented in the present study. Finally, the sources and references that contributed to the theoretical foundation of the research were established. 

How to Cite
R. Abbas and A. Jafar, “Chronology in the Morphology of Modernity and Postmodernism”, JUBH, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1 - 22, May 2018.