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  1. 1. Minimalism
  2. 2. Basics of Minimalists:• Tried to eliminate composition from their work• Were focused on creating a purely visual piece, notconcerned with hidden or deeper meanings• Were primarily a reaction against abstractexpressionism
  3. 3. Basics of Minimalists (cont.):• Believed that 2-D art had a limited number ofpossible different works• Objectified their pieces/ wanted people to see thepiece for what it is, not what it represents• Spawned Post-Painterly Abstraction- a movementthat was less energetic and more colorful thanprevious movements, still nonrepresentational
  4. 4. Jackson Pollock, Untitled
  5. 5. Russian Constructivism
  6. 6. What does that mean?• It means that they didn’t want their work to lookassembled out of parts/elements• They completely did away with symbols andcharacters in their works• They blurred the line between 2-D and 3-D withshaped canvasses• Often, works were completely 3-D• Pieces were meant to be seen as literally what theyare, not as metaphors
  7. 7. Who Inspired Them?• Minimalism was primarily a reaction against theindividualism/ individual worship of abstractexpressionism• The drew on the techniques of earlier artists andmovements like the Constructivist movement, AdReinhardt, and Barnett Newman
  8. 8. What are their works known for?• Works are very ordered• No thought is given as to symmetry, but works areoften symmetrical due to the artists’ drive for order• Works are often sculptures or at least semi 3-D• Finally, works are very simplistic in nature
  9. 9. Frank Stella
  10. 10. Who was Frank Stella?• Took art courses at Princeton,where he was exposed to theavant garde art of the time.• Kind of a player, liked to bet onhorse races and owned a race car.• Didn’t call himself a minimalist,that was thrust on him by others
  11. 11. Vaserely - Kedzi
  12. 12. Frank Stella- Turkish Mambo
  13. 13. Frank Stella- Harran II
  14. 14. Frank Stella-Effingham
  15. 15. Frank Stella- Whale Watch
  16. 16. Frank Stella – Jarama II
  17. 17. Frank Stella-Bamboo Trophy II
  18. 18. Frank Stella – Chinese Pavilion
  19. 19. Sol LeWitt
  20. 20. Sol LeWitts Life●Was drafted in the Korean War in 1959●Took a job at the Museum of Modern Art in 1960●Influenced by the work of Frank Stella●Developed interest in Russian Constructivism●Later Life
  21. 21. Sol LeWitts Influences● Eadweard Muybridge● Russian Constructivism● The Museum of Modern Art
  22. 22. Sol LeWitts Style● The initial idea for the work is crucial● Creation of the works-Sol LeWitt designed them, andhad others build/execute the work● Sol LeWitts Influences● Wall drawings and installations● The importance of color and shape
  23. 23. Buried Cube Containing an Objectof Importance but Little Value● 1968● Series of Photographs● Focuses on the ideaof the object beingburied rather than afinal product
  24. 24. Incomplete Open Cube● 1974● Painted Aluminum● 122 Uniquevariations from 3-sided to 11-sided
  25. 25. Incomplete Open Cubes - Planning
  26. 26. Incomplete Open Cubes - Finished
  27. 27. Four-Sided Pyramid● 1997● Concrete blocks andmortar● Perspective and anglesplay an important part inthe piece
  28. 28. Monumental Sculpture● 2007● Acrylic on fiberglass● Part of a series ofabstract 3-dimensionalsculptures called“Splotches”
  29. 29. Monumental Sculpture - Planning
  30. 30. Wall Drawing 11● 1969● Black pencil● Many early workswere basic thin pencillines in geometricforms
  31. 31. Wall Drawing 51● 1970● Blue snap lines● The lines connect toevery architecturalpoint. Each iterationis unique.
  32. 32. Wall Drawing 340● 1980● Red, yellow, bluecrayon on red, yellowand blue wall● Created during an eraof geometricexperimentation.
  33. 33. Wall Drawing 766● 1994● Color ink wash● The dimensions ofthe boxes reflect theshape of the spacethey occupy
  34. 34. Wall Drawing 684A● 1999● Color ink wash● Early wall drawingsutilized differentlyangled lines ofvarious colors
  35. 35. Wall Drawing 1037● 2002● Acrylic paint● Part of a series ofwall drawings titled“Bars of color withina square”
  36. 36. Wall Drawing 1152● 2005● Acrylic paint● Subtiled “Whirls andTwirls”
  37. 37. Wall Drawing 1260● 2008● Graphite● Part of a series madewith a graphitescribbling technique
  38. 38. Donald Judd
  39. 39. Donald Judd – As a person•Was a Philosophy Major at Columbia, so veryintelligent.•Is a self proclaimed Empiricist. (Philosophicalstanding)•Very Anti-war. (Vietnam and gulf war) And is a firmbeliever in preserving the environment.
  40. 40. Judd’s Reliefs and Works• Key Works Include: ‘Stacks’, ‘Boxes’, and‘Progressions.• Works are Symmetrical and made of IndustrialMaterials.• Wants his works to be permanently installed. Hestates that are is ‘fragile’.
  41. 41. Donald JuddReliefMedium: Oil on compositionboard mounted on wood,with steel baking pan1961
  42. 42. Donald JuddUntitled (Stack).Lacquer on galvanized iron.1967
  43. 43. Donald JuddUntitled (Progression)Lacquer on galvanizediron.1967
  44. 44. Donald Judd100 untitled(boxes) in millaluminum1982-1986
  45. 45. Dan Flavin
  46. 46. Dan Flavin – As a person• Had a religious catholic upbringing, Served inMilitary• Attended Columbia University and studied paintingand drawing• Worked in Museums such as the Guggenheim andMuseum of Modern Art before pursuing work.
  47. 47. Flavin’s Works• “It is was it is and it ain’t nothin’ else” – Dan Flavin• Key characteristic: Used Fluorescent Lights, called his works“Propositions”, liked Corners and Diagonals• All the lights used in his work were mass produced• He often ‘dedicates’ his art work to other people.• What is unique about his art from other minimalists is thatthe fluorescent lights only stay lit for a short while, makinghis art perishable.
  48. 48. Dan FlavinIcon V(Coran’s BroadwayFlesh)1961
  49. 49. Dan Flavinthe diagonal of May 25,1963 (to ConstantinBrancusi)1963
  50. 50. Dan Flavinmonument 4 for thosewho have been killed inambush (to P.K. whoreminded me aboutdeath)1966
  51. 51. Dan Flavingreens crossing greens (to Piet Mondrian who lacked green)- 1966
  52. 52. Dan Flavinuntitled (to Barry, Mike, Chuck and Leonard), 1972-1975.
  53. 53. Sources• JUDD•••• FLAVIN•••••