Definition of minimalism in English:

minimalism

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noun

  • 1A trend in sculpture and painting that arose in the 1950s and used simple, typically massive, forms.

    ‘Tate cites influences on Gallagher's work ranging from bebop to hip hop, from abstract expressionism to minimalism to the postmodern, and identity-based art of the recent decade or so.’
    • ‘Styles as varied as Pop art, minimalism and even performance art embrace the still life style.’
    • ‘Artists were engaged in such varied practices as minimalism, Earthworks, Photo-realism, conceptual art, performance art, and feminist art.’
    • ‘Rainer encountered problems in attempting to translate the ‘literalness’ attributed to painterly and sculptural minimalism to live performance.’
    • ‘Koons's celebrated Rabbit - sometimes nicknamed the Brancusi Bunny - is not simply a parody of kitsch, Brancusi, and minimalism.’
  • 2An avant-garde movement in music characterized by the repetition of very short phrases which change gradually, producing a hypnotic effect.

    ‘Claiming to have been hugely into minimalism and avant-garde music by the time he hit high school, Jim O'Rourke's stock took a blow in the credibility department with me.’
    • ‘A favorite of the great Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik, St Wenceslas prefigures late twentieth century minimalism with its repetitive chorale theme and luminous string figurations.’
    • ‘The headliner for the Irving Plaza shows was Tortoise, an instrumental band that dips into minimalism, lounge music, jazz and rock.’
    • ‘It uses ingredients of Javanese Gamelan drumming, Philip Glass-style minimalism and wind up music boxes with spinning ballerinas.’
    • ‘Then in 1971 he dropped modernism and embraced the simplicities of medieval church music - at just the same time as Steve Reich and Philip Glass in New York were discovering repetitive minimalism.’

Pronunciation

minimalism

/ˈminəməˌliz(ə)m/ /ˈmɪnəməˌlɪz(ə)m/