10 Modern Art Terms Everyone Should Know Kasimir Malevich, Suprematist Composition (With Eight Red Rectangles), 1915

Minimalism

Type: Genre

Minimalism applies to any art form that is extremely simplified and does not reference other art movements, standing alone in final form. Minimalism as a movement had no manifesto or centralized organization and continues to be a term used to describe neutral or independent art.

(p. 48 in ...Isms: Understanding Modern Art)

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