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  • -an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color -personal expression is removed in order to achieve simplicity -
  • Simmilar to pop: -mass produced -aesthetically indifferent -alienated -w/o offering observer any kind of sensual gratification
  • Simple, Equality of parts, Clean/finished lines, unmixed colors, geometric forms, precise
  • Geometric forms, solid planes of color, unmixed colors, no theme, simple, no personal expression, clean/finished lines.
  • Precise, hard-edged, mathematically composed, industrial materials, necessary elements, simple
  • Seen as cold because it doesn’t have any meaning behind. It just has a empty feel behind it. You don’t get any emotions out of it. Just a simple “picture” to express It isolates itself from majority of pictures because of the uniqueness in the paintings. The way its shaped and designs has a simple taste to it rather than a emotional feeling people say that mini artist misunderstand art because they approach it as cold and unattached but not all modern art is that way.
  • History about him
  • -not inspired by the art itself -this lead him to make an almost to scale model of these windows. -after this, he gave up his easel painting because it was too personal. (key element in minimalism=no personal attachments.)
  • Take things from the everyday world and put them in plain/ simple color.
  • Different way of looking at things. -exhibit where viewers had to be driven to and from the sight.
  • After mini artists did the paintings on flat surfaces they shifted it to 3 D pieces of art. They wanted to bring their paintings into a dimensional form that cought the audience attention. The Edges, shapes of the rooms could be used now. Artists made minimalism pieces of work to be made in houses and buildings.
  • Minimalism

    1. 1. Minimalism Reena Kaur Sophie Khan
    2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>Rejects the need for social comment, </li></ul><ul><li>self-expressions narrative, or any other allusion to history, politics or religion </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces work to the smallest number </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>“ We are freeing ourselves of the impediments of memory, association, nostalgia, legend, myth, ….” </li></ul><ul><li>-Newman </li></ul><ul><li>No symbolism </li></ul><ul><li>No intention for the viewer to perceive anything different than is actually there. </li></ul><ul><li>Rejected: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual complexity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetic objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. HISTORY <ul><li>OPPOSED ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed superseding of the European abstraction of the past. (Such as Mandrian or Albers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post Dada and Pop Art attitude. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>indifferent to any content and basically opposed to any aesthetic intent. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Characteristics <ul><li>Precise </li></ul><ul><li>Hard-edged </li></ul><ul><li>Geometric forms </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Solid planes of color </li></ul><ul><li>Cool hues </li></ul><ul><li>Unmixed colors </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematically composed </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>No theme </li></ul><ul><li>No set composition </li></ul><ul><li>Literal </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>No personal expression </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary elements </li></ul><ul><li>Clean/finished lines </li></ul><ul><li>Equality of parts </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial materials </li></ul><ul><li>LESS IS MORE </li></ul>
    6. 9. CR I TIC I SM *Unapproachable *Barron *Misunderstanding of modern art
    7. 11. Artists
    8. 12. <ul><li>“ No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it ” </li></ul><ul><li>-Frank Stella </li></ul>
    9. 13. <ul><li>Born May 12th, 1936 </li></ul><ul><li>Studied painting at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Later attended Princeton University and majored in History. </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by: Abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline and his visits to New York art galleries </li></ul>
    10. 14. <ul><li>--Geometric curvilinear shapes </li></ul><ul><li>-vivid and harmonious colors </li></ul><ul><li>-Parallel angular stripes to emphasize the </li></ul><ul><li>-rectangular shape of his large canvases. </li></ul><ul><li>-Flatter surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>-Straight or curved lines </li></ul><ul><li>-Three dimensional </li></ul><ul><li>-Wider range of colors </li></ul><ul><li>-Arcs </li></ul><ul><li>-Variety of colors </li></ul>
    11. 17. Ellsworth Kelly “ Everywhere I looked, everything I saw, became something to be made, and it had to be made exactly as it was, with nothing added.”
    12. 18. <ul><li>Inspired while at an art museum in Paris, the Musee d’Art Modern. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I noticed that the large windows between the paintings interested me more than the art exhibited.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ended his traditional painting career. </li></ul>
    13. 19. <ul><li>His source of work is the world of actuality, of things. </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract but at the same time they are based on things seen in the everyday world. </li></ul>
    14. 20. <ul><li>In order to understand, the viewer must make an effort to see as Kelly does. </li></ul>“ the forms and colors of the panels are in usual conversation with each other.”
    15. 21. PAINT ON FLAT SURFACE-> 3D <ul><li>“ Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface. Obviously, anything in 3D can be any shape, regular or irregular, and can have any relation to the wall, floor, ceiling, room, rooms, or exterior or none at all. </li></ul><ul><li>-Donald Judd </li></ul>
    16. 22. Keith Sonnier <ul><li>Famous for light installments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neon lights - Color that bathes or fills its immediate surroundings in a natural way. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 23. Untitled, 1965 - Donald Judd
    18. 24. <ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Sculptures </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
    19. 25. ARICHITECTURE <ul><li>PRINCIPAL: </li></ul><ul><li>Sort out highest priority requirements & do the least you possibly can to achieve them </li></ul><ul><li>DECISIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining system integrity- having, or being conceived of as having, a single unified overall design form, or structure </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-cutting concerns or system properties guide </li></ul><ul><li>Constrain imposing best ideas and lessons learned on designers and developers </li></ul>
    20. 26. <ul><li>CONTROL: </li></ul><ul><li>Unique vantage point </li></ul><ul><li>solve problems in a way not available to component designers and implementers </li></ul><ul><li>Changes your surroundings to a sophisticated look. </li></ul><ul><li>ACCOMPLISHMENT: </li></ul><ul><li>Well-designed interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Greater anatomy of the whole picture </li></ul><ul><li>Depth and meaning of the vision </li></ul>