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pomo

[poh-moh] /ˈpoʊ moʊ/
adjective
noun
2.
the postmodern movement; postmodernism.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90

Pomo

[poh-moh] /ˈpoʊ moʊ/
noun, plural Pomos (especially collectively) Pomo.
1.
a member of an American Indian people of northern California.
2.
any of several related languages of the Pomo Indians.
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British Dictionary definitions for pomo

pomo

/ˈpəʊməʊ/
adjective
1.
(informal) short for postmodern
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pomo

  1. postmodern
  2. postmodernism
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Encyclopedia Article for pomo

either of two different phrases (two different Chinese characters are pronounced po) that describe two kinds of textured surface given to Chinese paintings (see cun). The more common interpretation of pomo is "broken ink," which, though it is now difficult to identify, was supposedly an innovation of the 8th-century painter Wang Wei. The brush was used to render and build up a series of dense ink washes (diluted ink applied in broad sweeps) to give a sense of the solid surface of landforms first defined by line. The other interpretation of pomo, "splashed ink," was probably similar in effect but with forms unconfined by an outline and rendered by more freely and actively maneuvering the ink over the surface. "Splashed ink" is associated with the art of the eccentrics of the later Tang dynasty and with some Chan (Zen) artists of the 13th century.

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