MINIMALISMKEY DATES: 1962Minimal Art emerged as a movement in the 1950s and continued through the Sixties and Seventies.It is a term used to describe paintings and sculpture that thrive on simplicity in both content and form,and seek to remove any sign of personal expressivity. The aim of Minimalism is to allow the viewer toexperience the work more intensely without the distractions of composition, theme and so on.There are examples of the Minimalist theory being exercised as early as the 18th century whenGoethe constructed an Altar of Good Fortune made simply of a stone sphere and cube. But the 20thcentury sees the movement come into its own. From the 1920s artists such as Malevich and
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