Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A style of abstract painting allied to futurism, developed about 1911, in which forms are depicted as emitting rays of light.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French rayonisme, from rayon, ray (translation of Russian luchizm, from luch, ray); see rayon.

Examples

  • Larionov's manifesto on Rayonism stated that it is a synthesis of Cubism, Futurism, and Orphism.

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