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minimal artist n.

minimal art

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(Art Movements) abstract painting or sculpture in which expressiveness and illusion are minimized by the use of simple geometric shapes, flat colour, and arrangements of ordinary objects
minimal artist n

min′imal art′


n.
modern abstract art marked by extreme simplicity of form and by impersonality.
Also called minimalism.
[1965]

minimal art

(c. 1960–) A rejection of the aesthetic qualities of art in favor of the physical reality of the art object. Materials used are usually non-traditional and often in geometrically arranged units, as in the sculptor Carl Andre’s notorious Equivalent VIII (1966), which consisted of 120 fired bricks arranged in a solid rectangle on London’s Tate Gallery floor.
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Noun1.minimal art - an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and colorminimal art - an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
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In New York, she made a home for Conceptual and Minimal art and, with the landmark exhibition "10" in 1966, advanced the careers of Sol LeWItt, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Carl Andre, Robert Smithson, and Donald Judd.
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Indeed, underscoring the proximity of the Europeans to those working in America in the 1960s, projects by Mack, Piene, and Uecker (as well as those of assorted members of the ZERO network) are illustrated in Gregory Battcock's important anthology Minimal Art (1968).
Jamex says: "When we were students we were very much exposed to minimal art and could never understand how we would fit into that world.
The Flavin works in question are eight monochrome wood reliefs from the early 1960s with, first incandescent, and then fluorescent, sockets and bulbs attached, the latter adumbrating the fluorescent tube installations--some times connotative, sometimes purely phenomenal--for which Flavin is regarded a central member of the American Minimal Art movement.
While her work is minimal in her choice of material, usually aluminum tubing, it still reflects an emotional underpinning that minimal art eschewed.
In this sense, Gregotti emphasizes formal and poetic relations with American minimal art (3) from the 60s and the tradition of European avantgarde and modern architecture.
MINIMAL ART RAISED A STIMULATING DISCUSSION back then in the 1960s.
But in the '80s I was more interested actually in the European situation of historical overlays, and then my work became more involved with time, contradicting minimal art which was about more fixed and instantaneous present time.

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