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Whether you are looking for an original minimalism painting or a high quality art print, Saatchi Art has over 92,320 original minimalism paintings for sale from emerging artists around the world. Read more

Minimalist paintings are characterized by clean, simple shapes and the deliberate absence of emotional expression. If you appreciate minimalist principles in art, decor, or lifestyle, we encourage you to explore the wide array of minimalist paintings for sale on Saatchi Art. In contrast to expressionist paintings, minimalist art attempts to represent nothing external to the work itself. This results in paintings stripped of all but the essential visual elements pictorially depicted within the work. Renowned minimalist artists include Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Ryman, and Kenneth Noland. 

Minimalism arose in New York in the early 1960s, when many artists reacted against the then-popular abstract expressionist movement. These artists moved away from gestural brushstrokes and emotive colors, instead focusing on minimal palettes, geometric shapes and lines, and industrial mediums.  Artists sought to blur the distinction between painting and sculpture and aimed to create objects as opposed to expressive representations of their inner emotions. The movement drew from the geometric shapes of the Russian Suprematists and the iconic readymades of Marcel Duchamp, evolving into an aesthetic characterized by clean lines, few colors, and geometric forms. Artists today still create minimalist artwork inspired by the movement.

Minimalist art paintings generally exhibit simple compositions of geometric shapes, lines, and solid colors. Artists often emphasize the materiality of the work to remove signs of the artist’s touch. Early minimalist artists, for example, used industrial materials such as scrap metal and light bulbs to further remove their works from the realm of art. For minimalist paintings, artists similarly used thicker canvases to align their works more closely with sculptural objects than with expressive creations with metaphorical messages. The solid fields of color in these paintings also further distanced these works from the artists who created them. 

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DK_E  ZENIT DREAMTIME, Paintings image
Paintings, 35 W x 45.3 H x 0.1 in
What happened to my blue jeans?, Paintings image
Paintings, 29.9 W x 29.9 H x 1.6 in
$1,810
a picture for both of us together... two, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 0.6 in
$1,010
Relic I, Paintings image
Paintings, 15.7 W x 15.7 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$760
Lacy grey!, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 in
$960
op180119. acrylic on canvas, 80x60, Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 in
$4,050
Painting 149, Paintings image
Paintings, 40 W x 51 H x 1 in
$2,650
LANDSCAPE, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.2 in
$2,190
Prints from $53
Manta, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.4 W x 35.4 H x 0.8 in
$2,210
The Splash of A Pool, Paintings image
Paintings, 23 W x 26 H x 1 in
United States
$1,000
Prints from $80
Wolf's Not Dead, Paintings image
Paintings, 40 W x 60 H x 1.5 in
United States
$6,000
Blue abstract painting FT299, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.4 W x 35.4 H x 0.8 in
Czech Republic
$1,290
Prints from $40
Wishing Gets You Nowhere, Paintings image
Paintings, 30 W x 40 H x 1.4 in
United States
$1,670
Reflection, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 in
$2,600
Prints from $100
THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN LOVE AND TIME, SERIES 2 PART 4, Paintings image
$680
Prints from $40
Hope /5, Paintings image
Paintings, 55.1 W x 35.4 H x 0.8 in
$1,500
Swirling colors!, Paintings image
Paintings, 27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1 in
$1,990
JOURNEY, Paintings image
Paintings, 28.5 W x 40 H x 0.1 in
Malaysia
$2,290
Series 19 #35, Paintings image
Paintings, 60.1 W x 25.8 H x 0.1 in
United States
$1,480
Elixir, Paintings image
Paintings, 48 W x 48 H x 1.8 in
United States
$5,500
Prints from $100
Himandra _ oil on canvas, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 21.7 H x 0.8 in
$2,700
Prints from $40
SHAPESHIFTER, Paintings image
Paintings, 104 W x 50 H x 1.5 in
United States
$25,750
from the blank series:  Windows on White (6), Paintings image
Paintings, 22.8 W x 40.2 H x 2.2 in
$1,610
NODES D, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.2 W x 55.1 H x 3.9 in
$4,410
Prints from $64
HOW LOVE RESIST AT TIME, Paintings image
Paintings, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 1.8 in
$2,190
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