|Spring Dreams by bbrunophotography|
By definition, a minimalist is one who seeks to strip something down to the very basics. Minimalism in art is a specific movement that began in the 1950s, and focused on simple color and form. I don't consider myself a minimalist, but I am fascinated by it, the way I'm fascinated by beautiful images of white kitchens and bare, spacious countertops. I do love how a minimalist image feels clean and fresh, without a lot of clutter.
I suppose you could say that in my heart I'm a minimalist, but in practice I am not. Except for the occasional photo like this hazy pastel macro, I usually fill my frames with bright colors and textures, and go for results that are bright and warm.
But lately, I've found myself drawn back to the basics. (Maybe that's why I'm trying to reclaim closet space and simplify my life in other ways as well.) I'm attracted to images I describe as serene and quiet--paintings and photos that speak to a part of me that wants to step away from the noise of this world and just breathe deeply.
Have you noticed? Life is filled with technology that keeps us attached, connected, and much too busy. Minimalistic art conveys the opposite. I really do like that.
Today's Friday Showcase discoveries made a dent on my thoughts about minimalism. I'd like to explore it a bit further myself and see what I can come up with. I think It would be fun to watch these artists at work, don't you? I've linked the titles of each image to make it easy to visit their shops.
Happy Friday, everyone!Bonnie
|Ipperwash I by Jennifer Squires|
|Flight by GrainandSilk|
|Plume, by GrainnePhotography|
|Black Cat, by elideitch|
|Untitled 848 by FrancesPhotography|
|Bearly There by hisss|