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The development of minimalism

Minimalism emerged in the late 1950s when artists such as Frank Stella, whose Black Painting...

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Qualities of minimalist art

Aesthetically, minimalist art offers a highly purified form of beauty. I...

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Geometric single or repeated forms

Geometric single or repeated forms: Minimalism is characterised by single or repeated geometric forms (see Tate Glossary definition for '

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Deliberate lack of expression

Deliberate lack of expression: With no trace of emotion or intuitive decision making, little about the artist is revealed in the work.

Minimalist artists rejected the notion...

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Self-referential

Self-referential: Minimalist art does not refer to anything beyond its literal presence.

The materials used are not worked to suggest something else; colour (if used) is als...

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Factory-manufactured or shop-bought materials

Factory-manufactured or shop-bought materials: Carl Andre frequently used bricks or tiles as the medium for his sculpture; Dan Flavin created his works from fluorescent bulbs purchased...

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Space-aware

Space-aware: Carl Andre said 'I'm not a studio artist, I'm a location artist'.

Minimalist art directly engages with the space it occupies.

The sculpture is carefully ...

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