American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A school and theory of geometric abstract art that originated in Russia in the early 20th century and influenced constructivism.
- n. Alternative capitalization of Suprematism
- n. a geometric abstractionist movement originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia that influenced constructivism
- Russian suprematizm, from French suprématie, supremacy, from supremacy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One of the most extreme reformers of twentieth century art and the originator of a special abstract art stream called suprematism, Malevich thought of his art utopia as of a universal metaphysical system of cosmic scope whose mission was to reorganize the world.”
“Lenin's tomb was designed by AV Shchusev, an architect involved in the constructivist movement and influenced by Kazimir Malevich, the founder of suprematism.”
“Her experience of an immense range of Russian art, from icons to suprematism, consolidated characteristics that had been apparent in her art for many years: brilliance of colour, especially in her pastels and watercolours, and a frequent use of abstract shapes and strokes.”
“I especially like the comment: "It appears that anxiety, anti-modern loathing, racial suprematism and fascist inclinations on the one hand and the open embrace of urbanisation, mass production and new aesthetic possibilities, on the other, may both be regarded as characteristic of modernism.”
“It appears that anxiety, anti-modern loathing, racial suprematism and fascist inclinations on the one hand and the open embrace of urbanisation, mass production and new aesthetic possibilities, on the other, may both be regarded as characteristic of modernism.”
“Chagall's fanciful stylization and painterly details at Gosket were much informed by his recent stay in Paris, where he absorbed that city's modernist trends, notably cubism, as well as by the constructivism and suprematism of the Soviet Union's own burgeoning avant-garde.”
“The debate was intensified by radical supporters of “pure” form; the years 1920-39 heralded the ideas of formalism, suprematism, unism, purism, neo-plasticism; also, Malevitch's pronouncements in”
“Avant-garde became an umbrella for such art movements as neo-primitivism, suprematism, constructivism, and futurism.”
“The goal of this course was to develop creative thinking in abstract art by consistently mastering Malevich’s methods “from cubism to suprematism.””
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