Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
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 of the artwork as a unique creation reflecting the personal expression of a gifted individual, ...
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 also non-referential, i.e if a dark colour is used, this does not mean the artist is trying to suggest ...
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 from a hardware store; Judd's sculptures are built by skilled workers following the artist's i...
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 arranged to emphasise and reveal the architecture of the gallery, often being presented on walls, in...
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