Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

© Courtesy of the Artist, Lender and YSP. Photo credit: Jonty Wilde. Courtesy of YSP

123454321 1993

Sol LeWitt (1928–2007)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A type of abstract art, particularly sculpture, which is characterized by simplicity of form and a deliberate lack of expressive content. Its aim is a concentration on the pure qualities of colour, form, space, and materials without the distractions of ‘composition’. The term was first used in print by the British philosopher Richard Wollheim in 1965, though some have credited its invention to the American critic Barbara Rose.

Text source: The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art Terms (2nd Edition) by Michael Clarke

Do you know someone who would love this resource? Tell them about it...