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  • Explanation of what the work is, where it is housed, and how it shows this trait. A little elaboration of the work of this particular artist might fit in well too.
  • Explanation of what the work is, where it is housed, and how it shows this trait. A little elaboration of the work of this particular artist might fit in well too.
  • Explanation of what the work is, where it is housed, and how it shows this trait. A little elaboration of the work of this particular artist might fit in well too.
  • Explanation of what the work is, where it is housed, and how it shows this trait. A little elaboration of the work of this particular artist might fit in well too.
  • Explanation of what the work is, where it is housed, and how it shows this trait. A little elaboration of the work of this particular artist might fit in well too.
  • Explanation of what the work is, where it is housed, and how it shows this trait. A little elaboration of the work of this particular artist might fit in well too.
  • Explanation of the piece and how it shows each of the traits
  • Put the “classic” example of minimalism used for the close reading up while we take questions

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  • What is Minimalism?
    • Minimalism wasn't a real idea - it ended before it started.
    • ~Sol LeWitt
    A school of abstract painting and sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of form, as by the use of basic shapes and monochromatic palettes of primary colors, objectivity, and anonymity of style.
  • History/Background
    • Primarily an American Art movement
    • Works surfaced primarily in the 1950’s and 1960’s
      • Often considered a reaction to World War II
      • Usually a response to the way the artist felt about a certain issue rather than a reflection on the artist’s capabilities.
    • GOAL: to allow the viewer to experience the work more intensely without distractions of composition and theme
  • Transition from Abstract Expressionism Bartnett Newman: Concord , 1949 Bartnett Newman: Be I (second version), 1970 Bartnett Newman: Genesis – The Break , 1946
  • Traits
    • Geometric
    • Non-Representational
    • Repetition
    • Industrial materials
    • Experiential
    • Elimination of the Artist’s Hand
  • Geometric Madinat as-Salam I by Frank Stella, 1970
  • Non-Representational Untitled by Dan Flavin, 1973
  • Repetition Stack by Donald Judd
  • Industrial Materials Unititled by Donald Judd
  • Experiential Cigarette by Tony Smith
  • Elimination of the Artist’s Hand Wall Drawing No. 681 by Sol LeWitt
  • Close Reading The Marriage of Reason and Squalor II by Frank Stella,1959
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