Monday, September 22, 2014

Minimalism in Art: Frank Stella

For our final week’s discussion of music and art this month, I chose to talk about Minimalism. There are, of course, other great examples of movements found in both music and art and I will most likely return to this topic at a later point. If you have any suggestions of what you may want to see in an upcoming music and art post, feel free to let me know your thoughts.

Frank Stella is one example of a Minimalist artist. His HyenaStomp is one example of Minimalism in the visual arts.

 Stella’s painting includes a simple spiral pattern using straight lines and bright colors. Minimalism uses minimal materials, simplified forms and procedures, and repetitive ideas. It does not represent any sort of emotion but displays a reaction to the complexity found in other art movements.

Do you enjoy Minimalist artwork? Do you have a favorite artist or painting from this period?