minimalism definition

  • noun:
    • A school of abstract artwork and sculpture that emphasizes severe simplification of form, as through fundamental shapes and monochromatic palettes of primary colors, objectivity, and anonymity of design. Also referred to as ABC art, minimal art, reductivism, rejective art.
    • utilization of the fewest and barest essentials or elements, like in the arts, literary works, or design.
    • Music A school or mode of contemporary songs marked by extreme simplification of rhythms, habits, and harmonies, extended chordal or melodic repetitions, and often a trancelike result.
    • A style of art that emphasises extreme user friendliness of kind.
    • A style of songs that emphasises severe ease of rhythms and melodic kinds to obtain a trancelike result.
    • an art action in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized severe simplification of form and color

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