Postmodernism is a philosophical movement away from the viewpoint of modernism

A general and wide-ranging term which is applied to literature, art, philosophy, architecture, fiction, and cultural and literary criticism, among others.

The term was first used around the 1870s in various areas. For example, John Watkins Chapman avowed “a Postmodern style of painting” to get beyond French impressionism

In 1949 the term was used to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture, leading to the postmodern architecture movement.