Reductive art

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 , Bauhaus aesthetic, work that emphasizes clarity, simplification, reduced means, reduction of form, streamlined composition, primary shapes, and restricted color.



  • Green, Jonathan. Newspeak: a Dictionary of Jargon. London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984. p 155.
  • Maximalist Painting: "More is More", Essay: "A Reaction to Reductive Art" by Rachel Thornton, Florida State Univerisity Museum of Art. p 5,6.

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