Minimalism, Maya Lin and Vietnam Memorial Essay

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Minimalism, Maya Lin and Vietnam Memorial Discussion
“Minimal art is characterized by its simplicity in both form and content, where personal expression is removed in order to achieve this. The intention of minimalist artists is to allow the audience to view a composition more intensely because the distractions of theme etc. have been removed”. Minimalism can be detected as early as the 18th century where the artist Goethe constructed an Alatar of Good Fortune that consisted of a stone sphere and a cube. In addition, in the 1920’s artists such as Malevich and Duchamp created works that suggested at minimalist intentions. “The Minimalist movement is similar to Conceptual Art in that the outcome is used to express a theory. Minimalism is
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Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours…
You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well."
Ataturk, 1934
This is a great example of a memorial which reflects the true purpose of a memorial; to remember martyrs no matter what is their nationality, side and political opinions. ANZAC Day is commemorated every year on the landings' anniversary, 25 April, and is a national day of remembrance in both New Zealand and Australia. In New Zealand the Dawn Service is the most popular form of observance of this day. Anzacs come to Gallipoli, Turkey to visit their great grand fathers every year and I always talk and have good conversation with them, I have full respect to their ancestor died in my country. There is lots of interesting fact about Gallipoli War like; this was the only war of Australian people, Winston Churchill resigned after losing this war.
You can see the memorial here :
Here is another interesting part of the memorial:
“The plaque tells the story of a Turkish soldier who held up a white flag of peace during the battle for Chunuk Bair on 25