different and difference

   Not the same, various, diverse (diversity). One of modernism's most pervasive characteristics is its embrace of what's new. While postmodernism's expectations of newness are not as intense, difference remains an attribute we crave. Nevertheless, one of the most shallowly used terms used in art criticism, "different" is too often the only reaction of a viewer who has discerned nothing else about a work than its variation from some norm. Faint praise.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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