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Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. As a specific movement in the arts it is identified with developments in post-World War II western art.

Prominent artists associated with this movement include Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Richard Serra.

The term "minimalist" is often applied colloquially to designate anything which is spare or stripped to its essentials. It has also been used to describe the plays of Samuel Beckett, the films of Robert Bresson, the stories of Raymond Carver, and even the automobile designs of Colin Chapman.

Minimalism in visual art, sometimes referred to as literalist art emerged in New York in the 1960s. It is regarded as a reaction against the painterly forms of abstract expressionism as well as the discourse, institutions and ideologies that supported it.

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