Hi MINIMAL ART,
In this post I will take a good look at you and the result is remarkable. What you've achieved in art is really great. For all people who still know far too little about you, there is this post and for you, my dear minimalist art🖤 a small declaration of love in 2021!
Nobody really knows when you were born. At some point in the late 50s or early 60s you were suddenly there and questioning the previous forms of artistic expression.
You had a clear message: art is all about art, about the work of art that is perfect when it is in its original form as it is. And yes, there are official definitions of what you are for you too:
»…MINIMAL ART is an art movement of the fine arts (painting, sculpture, object art) that emerged in the USA in the early 1960s. Wikipediaia
»MINIMAL ART mostly refers to the American art movement,
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So you came very sober with your clarity, your simplicity in form. And woe, an artist wanted to show himself vainly in his art, that could make you really uncomfortable. For you, the art was on the big stage, not the artist himselfDepersonalization you called that.
It went so far that an artist invited the exhibition to open and the visitors saw nothing, just a white room. The reason given by the artist: I am only exhibiting the space and its energy in it. His message: art is not visible.
In your first lesson, MINIMAL ART, you wanted to set a clear accent - against Pop Art and modern expressionism. It wasn't necessarily painting that you were much at home in. You were much more likely to be a guest in three-dimensional art: sculptures, rooms and objects - that was your world.
You owe your name MINIMAL ART to the art criticRichard Wollheim. In his 1965 essay he wrote about new mechanisms of reduction in art. The title of his essayabout this American art movement with minimal meaning was MINIMAL ART.
Radical reduction, a basic principle of minimalism, already existed before your name.Malevich work of art: The black square on a white background«
The Russian painter was already formulating this in 1912Kazimir Malevich the turning away from objectivitySuprematism. His abstract paintingThe black square on a white background from 1915 was a minor sensation. It was the first such radically reduced work of art of the time.
Everyone should be able to understand MINIMAL ART
– even without prior knowledge, just in the free viewing of art.
At a time that is more time-sensitivePop artand emotionalexpressionismwere you, MINIMAL ART, a little revolution. With your minimalist approach to art, you wanted to focus on the essentials: the pure work of art in its essence.
It was clear early on that you would become famous. And that ART and MINIMALISM would fall so in love with you, too. No wonder you have it easy: that sympathetic, modest certain something that doesn't want to be any more than it is minimalist art.t.
But there were more good reasons for your great success:
MINIMAL ART should be for the viewer, not for the creator. And for that, the artist should go.
Then, according to your idea, you could be who you really are a work of art without any influence from the artist. At best, he should just create the idea of you and then release you again immediately..
Your materials often came ready-made from industry: bricks, fluorescent tubes or plexiglass. The idea behind it: the artist himself should work as little as possible himself.
Art in minimalism is based on the place that is already there, not the place according to art. The artist should already include the exhibition location in the creation process of his work of art..
In the beginning you were ostensibly three-dimensional art. Most of your followers worked with sculptures and room installations. But regardless of whether it is sculpture, sculpture, object art or painting.
One thing connected them all minimalist artwork: They were free of non-essential form, function or concept, only focused on the essentials. Due to this simplicity and the reduction, only the work of art was the focus of attention.
Especially in the area of object art, it was often just the pure idea of the work. The execution was irrelevant. Often the artist just gave the idea and left the execution to others.
The artists of MINIMAL ART wanted to emphasize the original and simple in minimalist art. For this reason, some exhibitions with huge room installations were barely or only very cramped accessible for visitors.
MINIMAL ART, what mainly defines you is your absolute will not to be more than you are. You want everyone to be able to recognize you - no matter from which point of view and no matter whether with or without prior artistic knowledge.
Today minimalist artists see you in their own light. You have developed - you are no longer as rigorously compliant and you find yourself today in many minimalist concepts.
Minimalist artists of the modern age make use of pure form and reduction in a variety of ways. You're more of a statement today. A commitment to the philosophy of stylistically reduced works of art.e.
Minimalism images today show a reduced and simple design. Often the motif of the minimalist picture is staged simply and without distracting accessories.
For many people today, minimalist works of art are a means of bringing reduction to the overcrowding of today. The goal: to calm rooms and surroundings.
Important artists in painting and sculpture from the very beginning of minimalist art.
1928-2005, USA painter,Hard edge
1923-2015, USA painter and sculptor,Hard edge
1924-2010, USA painter,Hard edge,Color field painting
1930-2019, USA painter, jazz musician,Analytical painting - from the beginning of 1960 concentrated only on the color white
1936, USA painter, sculptor, object artist,Analytical painting, Hard edge,Color field painting
1935, USA - sculptor
1924-2013, UK sculptor making reusable work materials (often made from scrap))
1935-2013, USA conceptual artist, Land Artt
1933-1996, USA artist, light installationsn
1928-2007, USA conceptual artist
1934-2011, USA artist, painting, sculpture, installation, West Coast minimalistsn
1931-2018, American sculptor, conceptual artist, writerr
1943-2003, American sculptorr
1939 *, American sculptorr
1906-1965, USA painter and sculptorr
1912-1980, American sculptorr
1929-1994, USA painter, sculptor, and architectt
1927-2013, Germany, sculptor
1925-2017, Germany, sculptor
1933-2014, Germany, sculptor
1941-2010, Germany, sculptor
1944 *, Germany, sculptor, draftsman, graphic artist
Some minimalist artists are drawing in todayOne line art – in one line and in one go - without stopping. You use One Line Art as a minimalist stylistic device to simplify a motif and reduce it to the essentials.
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So much is written here about you, MINIMAL ART. And now something very personal about me: I think you're great! Really great!! And do you know why! You really mixed up the art back then.
Before your time, artists were very preoccupied with themselves and their expression. The actual art itself often faded into the background.
MINIMAL ART, you campaigned for the fact that it is okay not to have to learn anything about art. Art should be palpable by whoever looks at it. It should make a difference in the viewer. By the way, this minimalist message was also included:
It's good that you have established yourself with your minimalist message in art. You are a great role model for me. In my life -My way to minimalism - and in my art. Only through you did I find space for myself: for my minimalist drawings - the beauty in less..
♥ Thank you for being there, MINIMAL ART.
MINIMAL ART has many terms that cannot be understood without a little background knowledge. All terms in this post that require explanation are underlined and you can find them here in theGLOSSARY OF MINIMALISM explains ... (coming soon)