Minimalism to the Max

Some artworks seem crazy simple -- like a stack of metal boxes or a group of white paintings. Minimalism rejected the idea that art should express the artist’s feelings or depict the visible world, or even be made from traditional art materials. Jo Baer and Donald Judd made art that explores the relationship between colors or objects and space -- and Abbi discovers there's more to simplicity than meets the eye. Also featuring: Mark Joshua Epstein, Flavin Judd Donald Judd. Untitled. 1967. Lacquer on galvanized iron; 12 units, each 9 x 40 x 31" (22.8 x 101.6 x 78.7 cm), installed vertically with 9" (22.8 cm) intervals. (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Helen Acheson Bequest (by exchange) and gift of Joseph Helman. © Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York) Learn more about Donald Judd and 101 Spring Street here Jo Baer. Primary Light Group: Red, Green, Blue. 1964–65. Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, three panels, each panel 60 x 60" (152.4 x 152.4 cm) (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Philip Johnson Fund. © 2017 Jo Baer)   

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