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The basic meaning behind the Minimalism style of painting is that the work produced is to set to expose the very essence of the subject. All of the unnecessary add-ons, or features and concepts are eliminated, thus culminating in a minimalistic painting. Though Minimalism painting has been in existence for a long time, specific mention of it was done in Post World War II art movements, especially in the American visual art forms in 1960s and 1970s. Quite often, Minimalism painting is seen as a reductive aspect of Modernism painting and a reaction to Abstract Expressionism. There have been cases where this form of painting has also been thought of as a bridge to Postminimal art practices.


Minimalism Painting is also known as Minimal painting or ABC painting. This was initiated in USA in the 1960s when old and new artists alike moved towards Geometric Abstraction, thus sparking off a whole new movement. Some of the famous names of this period and movement were Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland, Al Held, Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Ryman.


Minimalist painting was a more direct form of painting as compared to the earlier decade’s Abstract Expressionism. The painters in this period believed in the use of cubic forms which were purged of industrial materials, equality of parts and repetition. The painters often took the inspiration of composers such as John Cage and LaMonte Young and imbibed the same or similar themes in their paintings.


Some of the great artists of the period apart from the few mentioned above include Agnes Martin, Jo Baer, Brice Marden, Ad Reinhardt and Richard Serra.


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