What is minimalism• Minimalism began during 50’s and 70’s.• Minimalist artist use simple geometric shapesin repeated patterns to create art.• In minimalism the work is stripped down to itsmost fundamental form.
Donald Judd• Born in late 1920 and passed away in 1994• One of the leading minimalist• Focuses on three main things1. Boxes2. Stacks3. Progression
Metal and Plastic (1994)
Untitled (1988)brushed aluminum with blue Plexiglas.
Untitled (1963)oil on wood with Plexiglas.
Frank Stella• More classical andmore controlled art• Monochrome painter• Never regarded coloras expressive
The marriage of reason and squalor,II(1959)
Empress of India (1965)
Gezira from Black Series 1 (1967)
Dan Flavin• Influenced by Duchamp• Used colored Florescent lights
Diagnol of personal Ecstacy1963
Untitled (to a man, George McGovern)1972
Untitled (1969)BOB and Pat Rohm
Untitled (to barnett newman tocommorate his simple problemsred, blue, and yellow)
Untitled (to Jan and Ron Greenberg)1972-1973
Sol Lewitt• Mostly wall drawings– Temporary, 2dimensional, freedom,refreshing• Writes instructions forhis paintings• Collaboration of art
Wall drawing #46 (1970)
Wall drawing #123 (1972)
Wall drawing #118 (1969)
Wall drawing #11 (1969)
Wall drawing #85 (1971)
Wall drawing #95 (1971)
Wall drawing #274 (1975)
Social Influence• Post WWII• Influenced by abstract expressionism.• Shakers• Influenced by constructivists– they usedgeometric shapes in their art work• Also influenced by Duchamp.