QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskT4A, minimalism. It is said, it was fruit of challenging research? To stimulate our phantasy less is more. However, our ear is minimalist in the sense: if we heard less, we heard nothing, if more then only noise.This reminds me of the concept of "impedance matching" in circuit design to maximize the transfer of signal. Does overly minimal and overly maximal art fail to convey the artist's intent by mismatching with the viewer? Perhaps a white square on a white canvas has a very specific symbolism to the artist (e.g., "the unavoidable corruption of purity inherent in any attempt to represent purity") that is lost on most viewers who find vastly different symbolism (e.g., "the absurdity of judging people by skin colour").Of course, sometimes "the medium is the message." If we see a white square on a white background in a "famous" art museum, we think carefully about "the message." If we see a similar white square on the side of some random industrial building, we may not think at all. The former becomes an introspective Rorschach test. The latter is a forgotten detail in a cluttered urban landscape. Perhaps less is more but only in contexts in which we expect more from less!