MINUS SPACE’s chronology includes major events, exhibitions, and writings regarding the development of reductive art on the international level.

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1810 Goethe publishes "Theory of Color"; Goethe takes a non-scientific stance in determining the physical properties of color, as well as its metaphysical potential      
1839 Michel-Eugène Chevreul publishes treatise "On the Law of Simultaneous Contrast of Colors"; Through optical analysis of prismatic and complementary colors, Chevreul showed that certain color juxtapositions intensify adjoining hues, creating different effects according to their placement      
1866 Wassily Kandinsky is born on December 4 in Moscow, Russia      
1870 Ivan Klyun is born in Vladimir province, Russia      
1871 Frantisek Kupka is born on September 22 in Opochno, Bohemia

Giacomo Balla is bornon August 18 in Turin, Italy
1872 Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (Piet Mondrian) is born on March 7 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands      
1874   Joaquín Torres-García is born on July 28 in Montevideo, Uruguay    
1875     Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was born on January 9 in New York, New York

The Art Students League is founded in New York City as an alternative to the National Academy; The League is artist-run and, therefore, generally more responsive to new currents
1876 Bart van der Leck is born on November 26 in Utrecht, The Netherlands      
1877 Joseph Stella is born on June 13 in Muro Lucano, Italy      
1878 Kazimir Malevich is born on February 26 in Kieve, Russia

Otto Freundlich is born on July 10 in Stolp, Germany (now Stupsk, Poland)

Jean Crotti is born on April 24 in Bulle, Switzerland