A term borrowed from art, architecture, + literature. Minimalism: analogue of the repetitive experience of our mass - media consumer society, culture of repetition. Minimalism refers to intentionally simpli ed, repetitive, + continuous melodic: changes very slowly, glacial change, pattern or process music. 2) donald judd, untitled: installation sculpture, these red boxes are all the same, idea of repetition. Monday, march 27, 2017: its natural surroundings are important since the shadows provide another perspective and color to a stack of rectangular shapes, why were they attempting to go against establishment. Minimalism is attempting to tone down the colours of expressionism and the other. Isms that came before it: need to recognize the paintings in terms of these isms , not going to ask the title or date, Is that painting from minimalism, expressionism, know the name of the artist as well. In art: minimalism as a reaction against abstract expressionism.