Monday, 29 September 2014

The French for 'vanguard'

10 Sept 2014 | From Patricia of France

This is the second postcard that Patricia sent me to replace the lost one that she initially sent. Both postcards were sent in an envelope.

The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works whose techniques and ideas are markedly experimental, innovative or in advance of those generally accepted, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism.

Source: Wikipedia

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