(arts) A style of art that emphasises extreme simplicity of form.
Believing in or seeking a minimal state; seeking to minimize or reduce to a minimum.
‘I am sure such a minimalist style of furniture would never fit well with my packrat nature.’;
(music genre) A style of music that emphasises extreme simplicity of rhythms and melodic forms to achieve a trancelike effect.
One who believes in or seeks a minimal state; one who seeks to minimize or reduce to a minimum.
‘He's a minimalist: when it comes to formal processes, the fewer the better.’;
an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
In visual arts, music, and other media, minimalism is an art movement that began in post–World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s. Prominent artists associated with minimalism include Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, and Frank Stella.
a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism
of or relating to artistic minimalism
advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)