Definition of minimalism
1 : a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity
2 : minimal art
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The Victorian inn, built by Sam Brannan in 1862, was in sharp contrast to the modern minimalism of Solage, but no less appealing.
The gesture proved prophetic: within a decade, surging Pop art and minimalism had rendered de Kooning and his many followers, in the eyes of art-world cognoscenti, pitiably passé.
Add Charlie’s financial confidence to Melissa's minimalism, combined together with Don’s planning.
There’s an original score by Adam Crystal, contemporary-classical in idiom, with aspects of minimalism and melody.
But unlike the hyperkinetic and color-saturated vision that followed in its footsteps, La Jetée is a testament to the power and beauty of minimalism.
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In the 1960s, a few composers, including Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and John Adams, began writing music inspired by the music of India and Southeast Asia, often with a quick pulsing beat and chords that are repeated quickly over and over while small changes are slowly introduced. Minimalist art, which began appearing around the same time, tries to strip away all personal elements, often leaving only pure geometric forms; you may have seen the plain silver boxes of Donald Judd, or the straight neon tubes of Bruce Nauman. In literature, the stripped-down fiction of Samuel Beckett and Raymond Carver is often considered minimalist. But there's a real question whether these various types of minimalism should even be considered the same concept.
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