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Reductive art

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Reductive art is a term to describe an artistic style or an aesthetic, rather than an art movement. Movements and other terms associated with reductive art include Minimal art, ABC art, anti-illusionism, cool art, rejective art,[1] Bauhaus aesthetic, work that emphasizes clarity, simplification, reduced means, reduction of form, streamlined composition, primary shapes, and restricted color.[2] It is also characterized by the use of plain-spoken materials, precise craftsmanship and intellectual rigor.[3]

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  1. ^ Green, Jonathan. Newspeak: a Dictionary of Jargon, p.155. London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984.
  2. ^ Maximalist Painting: "More is More", Essay: "A Reaction to Reductive Art" by Rachel Thornton, Florida State University Museum of Art. p 5,6.
  3. ^ MINUS SPACE: The Art of Reduction, P.S.1 Newspaper, Fall / Winter 2008, p. 2.