Minimalism is a style of art that was popularized in the 1960s through 1970s. Artists like Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt and Agnes Martin helped define this style. Minimalist artists worked hard to make sure their work meant something by stripping away any unnecessary elements to hone in on what they wanted to say. These artists took an object-based approach rather than a subjective one where they focused on trying to convey an emotion or feeling through their work. So what makes this art form stand out? Let’s find out.
Minimalism in art form
“Less is more” is a phrase that has been used in many contexts. It was first written by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, in reference to the design of furniture. In his words, “Less is more because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials.” Well, this is apt in art too.
In the 1920s and ’30s, a new movement in art emerged that focused on minimalism. The term was not used until 1968 when Donald Judd coined it to describe his own work as well as other artists who shared his style.
Minimalist artists rejected abstract expressionism and instead used simple forms such as geometric shapes and lines in their artwork. They believed that this style allowed viewers to focus more on what was being conveyed rather than how it was conveyed–in other words, they wanted viewers’ emotions/feelings about an object or experience (or lack thereof) rather than conveying their own subjective interpretations through colour choices or brush strokes.
The objects themselves could be anything from chairs to paintings on canvas–as long as they were simple enough so people wouldn’t get distracted by details like texture or lighting effects such as shadows cast by light sources outside of frame boundaries when taking photographs with flash photography equipment such as smartphones
The minimalist art style from 1960s through 1970s
Minimalism is a style of art that uses simple forms and colours. Minimalist artists used a limited number of shapes and colours in their work, often using just one primary colour or shape throughout the entire piece.
This minimalist style was popularized in the 1960s through 1970s by artists like Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin and others who helped define this style of art which features a reduced number of forms and simple shapes. A minimalist painting doesn’t have to be boring or plain though! It can also apply to smaller pieces such as drawings on paper – which is what we’ll focus on here today!
Stripping away the unnecessary
Minimalist artists work hard to make sure their work means something by stripping away any unnecessary elements to hone in on what they want to say.
The movement began with artists like Frank Stella and Donald Judd, who used simple forms and shapes in their paintings. These artists believed that art should be clear, direct and honest–they wanted their work to have a powerful effect on the viewer without any distractions or extra details getting in the way of this goal.
Minimalism has come out of popularity recently thanks to Wes Anderson’s films; he uses minimalistic design elements like flat colour palettes, set models and characters dressed in neutral tones so that viewers focus solely on the story being told instead of being distracted by flashy camera moves or overproduced sets (which would normally be considered “showy”). Minimalists took an object-based approach rather than a subjective one where they focused on trying to convey an emotion or feeling through their work. They worked hard to make sure their work meant something by stripping away any unnecessary elements to hone in on what they wanted to say. It seems like there is a bit of controversy about whether or not minimalism should be considered as an art movement since there isn’t really one definition for it but here we’ve tried to put together a list of some famous minimalists from history who has all contributed to what we know today as minimalism.
Minimalism focuses on the essential aspects of an object and this meant the Minimalist artists stripped away all nonessential elements, leaving only what is most important. While the definition of minimalism is not clear; it can be applied to visual art, music and literature as well as other mediums as well and definitely to art.
There are many types of minimalism including: reductive (simplifying), additive (adding more detail) and conceptualist (using ideas instead of images). Minimalists often use repetition or repetition with variation as their primary compositional device rather than line or colour.
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Minimalism is a style that emphasizes simplicity and order. Minimalist art features simple shapes, clear lines and colours that are often monochromatic in nature. Many minimalist artists take an object-based approach rather than trying to convey an emotion or feeling through their work. This means they focus on trying to make sure each piece looks exactly like what they intended it too instead of trying to create something beautiful in general terms such as beauty itself or love which could mean different things depending on who is viewing it. Minimalism in art feels like dark chocolate, it tastes better with a little bite. And as an artist it becomes a huge decision whether to be minimal or go for sublime. The choice is yours.