Trending: Minimal, Modernist-Inspired Line Drawings and Sketches

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If you browse the blog’s articles and images featured in the last couple of months, you’ll notice an increasing trend: Minimal line drawings. Jewelry, apparel, body art, prints, and more – I’ve dedicated a Pinterest board to the matter, have a look.

Some people explain this popularity for the growing interest for the figurative work of modernist artists and sculptors such as Matisse, Picasso and Gaudier-Brzeska, to name a few.

This style of art is not highly detailed or realistic. It is usually pared-down, with fluid and clean lines, delicate or bold, and often features human forms and silhouettes. Composition and balance are key.

While seemingly simple, such drawings and sketches require the ability to know what to add and what to leave out. They are a perfect representation of the Swedish concept of ‘lagom’: Not too much, not too little, just right. They are a celebration of simplicity and a proof that often, less is more.

Shown here, a few beautiful art prints by Opposite Wall, a brand dedicated to designing and manufacturing exclusive art poster collections at affordable prices and with an environmental conscience. They sell trendy prints and frames that allow you to give your home a quick makeover without breaking the bank; all prints starting at $6.95 – Check them out!



Head over to Opposite Wall to view their beautiful assortment.


Photos: Opposite Wall


Disclaimer: This article was brought to you in collaboration with Opposite Wall. It is an online retailer that I truly like and genuinely recommend. All words are my own. Having such partners ensures that I can keep bringing you quality content, and I thank you for supporting them.




  1. Nordic Fragments
    3 Dec 2018 / 04:29

    Love the Opposite Wall sketches, so simple, so beautiful!

  2. Usha
    12 Aug 2020 / 10:33

    Beautiful- deceptively simple.

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