The Minimalists often stayed away from traditional art materials, and instead embraced the techniques of manufacturing, commercial materials, and industrial fabrication in order to eliminate the evidence of the artist’s hand normally found in, for example, brushstrokes. Minimalists rejected the idea that art should reflect the personal ideas and expression of the artist. For instance, color was not used to express feeling or mood, but simply to delineate space. For the Minimalist artist, house paint and fiberglass were more valuable materials than fine oil paints and clay.


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