The aesthetic that I chose to explore is minimalism. Originating from the 1950s and prospering during the 1960’s and 1970’s, minimalism arose from the idea that art should not be limited to societal standards. Rather than being a luxury only affordable to the rich, minimalism demonstrates art in its purest form and is something that can be viewed and enjoyed by everyone. The core of minimalism is to exemplify the true beauty behind a piece by removing all unnecessary distractions. Examples of this can be seen in the images below.
Minimalism today has evolved to become more of a style or way of life. Building off the same ideas from the past, minimalism today involves creating styles or organizing your life to contain the bare essentials. Whether this is seen in the context of clothing or overall lifestyle, limiting the amount of overall “things” allows for not only better functionality but it also highlights the key components in use. Examples of this can be seen in the images below.