Minimalist art refers to artworks, generally, paintings and sculptures, where the artist has reduced the paintings and sculptures to bare essentials. Typically, a minimalist painting or sculpture eliminates representational images or illusionary space and depicts a unified single image. Minimalist artwork can vary from monochrome paintings to geometric abstractions.
Minimalist art began as a movement in the United States during the 1960s. The most prominent Minimalist artists include: Carl ANDRE, Ronald BLADEN, Dan FLAVIN, Mathias GOERITZ, Donald JUDD, Robert MANGOLD, Brice MARDEN, Agnes MARTIN, John McCRACKEN, Robert MORRIS, Dorothea ROCKBURNE, Robert RYMAN, Nubuo SEKINE, Richard SERRA, Tony SMITH, Frank STELLA, Kishio SUGA, and Katsuo YOSHIDA.