1.7.3.1 Minimalism (1960s-1970s)

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Port Tampa City, Stella
100 Copper Square, Andre

Untitled (1980), Judd
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Minimalism is an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks composed of simple geometric shapes based on the square and the rectangle.

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Port Tampa City: Frank Stella is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. Stella lives and works in New York City. The image shows a orange-striped star-shaped painting, ‘Port Tampa City’ from 1963. The painting sold at auction in 1987 for $418,000 (not beating Stella’s then record).
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TITLE:YEAR:FORM:GENRE:
Port Tampa City1963Red Lead Paint/CanvasAbstract
ARTIST:DATES:ORIGIN:MOVEMENT:
Frank Stella1936 – American artistMinimalism
LOCATION:SIZE (cms): [1731-11]

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100 Copper Square: Carl Andre is an American minimalist artist recognized for his ordered linear and grid format sculptures. His sculptures range from large public artworks such as Stone Field Sculpture, 1977 in Hartford, Connecticut and Lament for the Children, 1976 in Long Island City, New York, to large interior works exhibited on the floor, such as 144 Magnesium Square, 1969, to small intimate works, such as 100 Copper Square, 1968 and Satier: Zinc on Steel, 1989.
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TITLE:YEAR:FORM:GENRE:
100 Copper Square196810×10 Alstadt copper unitsAbstract
ARTIST:DATES:ORIGIN:MOVEMENT:
Andre, Carl1935-American artistMinimalism
LOCATION:SIZE (cms): [1731-12]

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NY500 x 500 x 0.5
Untitled (1980): Donald Judd was an American artist associated with minimalism though he disavowed the label,
The new three dimensional work doesn’t constitute a movement, school, or style. The common aspects are too general and too little common to define a movement. The differences are greater than the similarities.
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Judd began making stacks in the 1960s. Most consist of ten elements, although there is variation in the materials used. The stacks are all ordered according to strict principles: the gap between each unit, and between the first unit and the floor, should be equal to the height of a single unit. Since the units are all identical, their significance derives from this pre-determined geometric order rather than from any individual features.
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TITLE:YEAR:FORM:GENRE:
Untitled1980Steel, aluminium and perspexAbstract
ARTIST:DATES:ORIGIN:MOVEMENT:
Judd, Donald1928-1994, aged 65American artistMinimalism
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Image source: menil.orgInstallation: The minimalist Dan Flavin revolutionized art in the 1960s by using light from standard fluorescent tubes as a sculptural medium. In 1990 Dominique de Menil approached him to create a permanent, site-specific installation at Richmond Hall.

Just two days before his death in November 1996. The Flavin installation at Richmond Hall radiates an environment and atmosphere likened to both ‘carnival and cathedral’ by The Boston Globe.
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TITLE:YEAR:FORM:GENRE:
Installation1996Pink, yellow, green, blue, and ultraviolet fluorescent tubes and metal fixturesInstallation
ARTIST:DATES:ORIGIN:MOVEMENT:
Flavin, Dan1933-1996, aged 63American artistMinimalism
LOCATION:SIZE (cms):
Richmond Hall, Houston TX USA259 × 1516 × 3779

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