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This lesson will provide an overview of Minimalism.

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This lesson discusses the influence of Minimalism on sculpture, focusing on the works of Tony Smith, Donald Judd, and Carl Andre.

Notes on "Minimalism"


Image of Judd, Concrete Blocks, Creative Commons,; Image of Smith, Die, Photo by Sara Stierch, Creative Commons,; Image of Andre, Western Red Cedar, Photo by Hrag Vartanian, Creative Commons,

Terms to Know

A movement in postwar art that seeks to reduce forms down to their most basic elements, usually emphasizing rectilinear shapes such as cubes.


An art movement, style or technique that uses modules or systems.