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During my individual tutorial, I was given the chance to look at minimalism as a movement and its historical significance, I took this opportunity further and decided to do some research in my own time.

Minimalism as a movement

The minimalism movement began in the early 1960s and ended later that year and was first seen to emerge in New York city. This specific type of art made a large influence on the younger generations as they then questioned the boundaries that could be crossed within the art world. The minimalism style favoured simplicity and style over the dynamics, meaning the art created was a stripped back version of what we already knew.

Some of the main artists that influenced and took the minimalism movement by storm include Frank Stella, Tony Smith and Carl Andre, all of which became popularity known due to their minimalistic style like work.

Key facts based around minimalism art

Work can fall under the quote “less is more”, there is no need to overcomplicate the uncomplicated. As well as this the work is simple but NOT simplistic, looking at a piece of minimalistic art you could believe that there is little to no depth within the piece, however there will be hundreds of intricacies that take part in the creation of the work.

Minimalistic art


I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop, I felt it was something that my introverted self could become emerged in and it wasn’t as daunting to me as I had expected. The first hour of the workshop was different this time as we were given a talk on our future careers as artists, I actually LOVED this talk as I think its something I really needed, we were given many links to many different sites in which we can expand our knowledge and start gaining some experience in the creative sector. Below are the notes I took from the talk.

After the talk we moved onto the workshop work, the first hour included reflecting on the last workshop we had, therefore we had to write lots of different words onto the black paper given as a way of understanding our thoughts and emotions and seeing them in a literal sense. The second part was to create a mini house out of the practicalities we had in the classroom and once this was done we spent the reminding hour or so to come up with and develop an idea for next weeks group workshop pitch. Our theme for this was DISPLACEMENT.

Above are the photos I took during the class, as well as the words I felt went with my emotional and creative response to last weeks workshop.

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