Minimalism (8)

The ‘meaning’ of an art work can be significantly changed by the context in which it is presented. Location, scale, space, colour, light, background, texture etc., all impact on our interpretation of the subject itself. There is a sense in which they become an integral part of the art work. Any change to the negative space surrounding the subject affects its interpretation. (Many of the critics of Carl Ande’s Equivalent VIII, saw only a neat stack of bricks: they failed to see the interrelationship between the sculpture and its context, its environment.)

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Filed under Abstract photos, Art, Colour, harmony, Minimalist, Pattern, photography, shapes, Texture, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Minimalism (8)

  1. It’s nice to read intelligently written commentary on minimlaist art that is clear and concise. You said so much in so few words (and pictures!). And it’s such an important point. I’ve always loved the way good minimlaist sculpture makes you more aware of the space around your body.

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