ABSTRACT BUT OBJECTIVE ART: MINIMALISM


KARACA G.

ANADOLU UNIVERSITESI SANAT & TASARIM DERGISI-ANADOLU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN, vol.10, no.2, pp.334-348, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

Minimalism is an art movement that emerged in the 1960s and adopted making art with few elements. Although minimalist art is close to abstract art works in form, it has different features from abstract art works up to the time it was formed. While some of its types within the scope of abstract art care about spirituality, individualism and sensuality, Minimalist art is about object and reality and it is objective. Audience even feels cold and distant to it. Minimalist art works are close to abstract art as well as ready-made objects and have an industrial feature. The aim of this study is to try to understand the minimalist art by questioning its different and contradictory features, and by discussing the similarities and differences with previous art works and movements. Study consists of three headings: Introduction; Minimalism, Abstract Art, Space and Audience; Minimalism, Object and Audience. As stated in the titles, the comparisons made in the study also emphasize the viewer's changing role with Minimalism. Source scanning method was used as a method. As a result, it is suggested that the method used in this study to deal with the subject through contrasts can also be valid for the examination of other art movements and subjects, therefore it can be used as a method for understanding them.