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Recently I have been challenging myself to create art that is minimalist in. Concentrating more on shape, form and color. The following are 24×30 on 300lb Arches water color cold press, using Dr. P.H. martins hydrus watercolors.
Minimalism and conceptual art
Minimalism and the conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 1970s completely transformed our understanding of space and materials. Based primarily in New York, the artists involved started creating objects out of raw materials that consisted of basic geometric forms. The goal was to eliminate any kind of reference to the outside world in order to create works that referred only to themselves. For the conceptual artists, this meant that the idea itself could be the work of art. It’s easy to imagine how radical these new pared-back artworks would have been against the background of abstract expressionism – the dominant art movement of the 1940s and 1950s – which prized self-expression and European traditions.