With its formal simplicity and sensual directness, this picture recalls Edward Weston's nudes from the 1930's, in which women's bodies were reduced to combinations of simple geometric forms.
It is also a symbol of Japan itself and an embodiment of qualities often used to define Japanese-ness in art: formal simplicity and emotional serenity.
Its formal simplicity is characterized by the properties of homogeneity and isotropy (and the existence of similar entities).
It wasn't instantly popular due to its formal simplicity but as modernism rose, so did the chair's popularity.
Munro's sculptures were noted for their formal simplicity.
The formal simplicity and rich suggestiveness of these objects gives them an emotional and intellectual impact unmatched by the other work here.
Allen Lee Hughes's lighting clarifies the formal simplicity of the beginning.
The sculpture of Tom Bills has the formal simplicity and referential richness that has defined some of the best American sculpture of the last 25 years.
It lacks the grace of formal simplicity.
Its laconic style and its formal simplicity have been likened to haiku by some critics.