Her ability to convey this notion—even more than her singular looks—may explain the post-modern appeal of her work.
So one can almost pity Gaga, who must be wondering, what post-modern line did I step over to deserve this?
And what brought her to the top of this zeitgeist pyramid were her unrivaled skills in the post-modern art of pastiche.
But it has been only during the later decades of the modern era -- during that time interval that might fairly be called the post-modern era -- that this mechanistic conception of things has begun seriously to affect the current system of knowledge and belief; and it has not hitherto seriously taken effect except in technology and in the material sciences. [Thorstein Veblen, "The Vested Interests and the Common Man," 1919]Of architecture from 1940s; specific sense in the arts emerged 1960s (see postmodernism).
So much for the misapplied theory which has helped set the artist's nerves a-quiver and incited him to the extremes of post modern art, literary and other. [Wilson Follett, "Literature and Bad Nerves," "Harper's," June 1921]