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(Art Terms) the style of abstract painting evolved by Mondrian and the Dutch de Stijl movement, characterized by the use of horizontal and vertical lines and planes and by black, white, grey, and primary colours
ˌneoˈplasticist n, adj


(ˌni oʊˈplæs təˌsɪz əm)

n. (sometimes cap.)
the theory and practice of the de Stijl art groups.
[< French néo-plasticisme (1920)]
ne`o•plas′tic, adj.
ne`o•plas′ti•cist, n.
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37) Mondrian described his non-representational paintings as a form of neoplasticism, his term for art that had reduced painting to pure abstraction.
That said, all of the artists represented wished to move away from the imitative conception of art--rather than a wholesale rejection of figuration, this involved their choosing from among the new artistic languages--Cubism, purism, Constructivism, and even Neoplasticism.
From 1926, the Nantes-born Gorin followed Piet Mondrian's directive--to distil art to its essential elements, as expressed in bold horizontals and verticals, and blocks of primary colour--and became a disciple of neoplasticism.
The final two essays, by Janaya Lasker and Giovanni Lista, enlarge the focus of the volume towards the language of abstraction: Lasker proposes an intertextual reading of Benedetta's Le forze umane against the backdrop of Mondrian's Neoplasticism, while Lista reassesses the abstract style of Giacomo Balla's late period.
Mondrian called his art Neoplasticism and he wrote about its meaning in a manifesto.
His work in Paris culminated in a new art movement known as De Stijl or neoplasticism.
Working with leading Dutch modernist artists and architects in the 1910s and 1920s, Kroller-Muller and her husband, Anion, envisioned a museum where the public could enjoy and study the development of modern painting from Pointillism and Cubism to Neoplasticism.
There are three forms of abstraction that really stand out: Cubism, Neoplasticism, and Abstract Expressionism - stay with me, OK?
Du, " Style " ) A movement in 20th - century Dutch art and architecture towards a distillation of pure form, also called neoplasticism.
Neoplasticism maintains that abstraction comes about, not through transcendence, but through the Hegelian dialectic which reconciles contrasting elements, including, in this case, the opposition between the corporeal and the spiritual.
On his way to developing the style and theory of Neoplasticism and the rectangular grids for which he is most famous, Mondrian created trees and landscapes that were inspired by various art movements.
Influenced at first by cubism, Mondrian developed a progressively linear, nonobjective style, known as neoplasticism.