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minimal artist n.
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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
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modern abstract art marked by extreme simplicity of form and by impersonality.Also called minimalism.
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(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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|Noun||1.||minimal 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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