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Minimalist Style

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features; the "less is more" principle. As a specific movement in the arts it is identified with developments in post-World War Two Western Art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s. It is rooted in the reductive aspects of Modernism. Minimalism excludes the unnecessary. In general, Minimalism’s features included geometric, often cubic forms purged of much metaphor, equality of parts, repetition, neutral surfaces, and industrial materials. There is a tendency in Minimalism to exclude the pictorial, illusionistic and fictive in favour of the literal. Opponents of minimalism have objected to the work on the basis of its "theatricality", while proponents have countered that such perceived theatricality is in the eye of the beholder.

Minimalist Painters

Donald Judd, John McLaughlin, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris.
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