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suprematism Line breaks: su¦prema|tism
Pronunciation: /suːˈprɛməˌtɪz(ə)m/

Definition of suprematism in English:


[mass noun]
The Russian abstract art movement developed by Kazimir Malevich circa 1915, characterized by simple geometrical shapes and associated with ideas of spiritual purity.
Example sentences
  • In perfect synchronization with the Russian Revolutions at the beginning of the 20th century, constructivism and suprematism rose out of cubist roots to challenge the limits and the meaning of abstraction.


Example sentences
  • You might think of Russian suprematist Kasimir Malevich when looking at Kessler's squares within squares.
  • The great modern ambition of the suprematists - to change all art everywhere - is replaced by the Soviet need to make plates and cups work better for them as propaganda.
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