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neoplasticism Line breaks: neo|plasti¦cism
Pronunciation: /niːəʊˈplastɪsɪzəm/

Definition of neoplasticism in English:


[mass noun]
A style of abstract painting developed by Piet Mondrian, using only vertical and horizontal lines and rectangular shapes in black, white, grey, and primary colours.
Example sentences
  • The term neoplasticism was coined by Mondrian's friend the Dutch mathematician and theosophist M.J.H. Schoenmaekers.
  • The repercussions of neoplasticism have been widespread, affecting not only art but design and architecture as well.
  • It may also require his personality, for the equilibrium of neoplasticism was his answer to the anarchy and sensuality of organic nature that he found so repugnant.


1920s: coined by Piet Mondrian.

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