minimal art


minimal art
noun
an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
Syn: ↑minimalism, ↑reductivism
Derivationally related forms: ↑minimalist (for: ↑minimalism)
Hypernyms: ↑artistic movement, ↑art movement

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noun
: abstract art (as painting or sculpture) consisting primarily of simple geometric forms executed in an impersonal style

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a chiefly American style in painting and sculpture that developed in the 1960s largely in reaction against abstract expressionism, shunning illusion, decorativeness, and emotional subjectivity in favor of impersonality, simplification of form, and the use of often massive, industrially produced materials for sculpture, and extended its influence to architecture, design, dance, theater, and music.
Also, Minimal Art. Also called minimalism, rejective art.
[1965]

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minimal art noun
Art whose practitioners reject such traditional elements as composition and interrelationship between parts of the whole
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minimal art,
a form of painting and sculpture in which the simplest or most basic shapes, colors, or materials are used: »

Sculptors have produced forms in aluminum, plastics, and other industrial materials which remain severely geometrical, deliberately anonymous, and almost totally impersonal. Such work has been called minimal art (Sir Herbert Read).


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