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A school and theory of geometric abstract art that originated in Russia in the early 1900s and influenced constructivism.

[Russian suprematizm, from French suprématie, supremacy, from supremacy.]

su·prem′a·tist adj. & n.


(sʊˈprɛməˌtɪzəm; sjʊ-)
(Art Movements) a form of pure cubist art, launched in Russia in 1913, and based on the principle that paintings should be composed only of rectangles, circles, triangles, or crosses
[C20: from suprematist a supporter of this theory, from French suprémacie supremacy]
Suˈprematist n, adj
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Noun1.Suprematism - a geometric abstractionist movement originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia that influenced constructivismsuprematism - a geometric abstractionist movement originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia that influenced constructivism
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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It was born in the ferment of ideas that preceded the First World War, alongside the Suprematism of Kazimir Malevich.
In 2014, the pair took their creative marriage to the next level with the Raf Simons Sterling Ruby collection, which consisted of pieces such as jackets inspired by Ruby's Mexican blanket meets Russian Suprematism collages; red, white, and blue knits of the exact hues used in the artist's "soft sculptures" of menacing snake fangs skinned with American flags and dripping cartoonish droplets of blood; and monochrome outfits splattered with bleach, reminiscent not only of works around the studio but of what Ruby wears while making them.
The collective NSK, building on retrogardist ideas, drew on the works of the utopian Russian avant-garde, primarily Malevich's suprematism.
Myroslava Mudrak knows that symbolisme cannot support his Suprematism, which is why Malevich placed so much stock in cubism; hence, 'Malevich's emulation of icon elements constitutes only a brief period in his artistic life' ends just where we hoped it would start.
Vasarely was a technical virtuoso, but his work is also deeply imaginative, seamlessly integrating two apparently distinct dimensions of modernist art--what Paul Valery called "color patches" (Cezanne's "color sensations" and Seurat's "chromoluminarism" are exemplary), on the one hand, and Bauhaus Constructivism and Kazimir Malevich's Suprematism, on the other: on the one side, what might be called secular modernism, with its emphasis on visual experience and conventional emotions; on the other side, spiritual modernism, with its focus on structure in and for itself but also as a signifier of pure spirit or the unconventional emotion of transcendence.
Sberbanks "The Art of Saving" is opening doors for visitors of Russian art museums representing a wide range of styles and movements from Renaissance to suprematism, works by Piranesi and Malevich, Repin and Serov, Kandinsky and Dorzhiev.
By 'religious' I refer to the suspicion that it is a belief-based rather than an evidence-based ideology that supports market suprematism, or what McKenzie Wark and Jennifer Mills have named 'thanaticism', after the Greek daemon personifying death: 'Thanaticism: like a fanaticism, a gleeful, overly enthusiastic will to death.
The death of painting has been prematurely declared since the birth of photography in the 19th century and through Cubism and Suprematism before the First World War.
Artists already somewhat aware, before Gray's book, of the Russians (echoes of Malevich and Suprematism are present in prior work by Flavin, and of Rodchenko in that of Andre), who now begin to adapt Bolshevik-Constructivist principles to their work like there's no tomorrow.
she shares the fascination for the aesthetic of movement--which one can practically breathe In the air of the university where the influence of Archigram and Reyner Banham was strong: in essence, Futurism, Constructivism, and Suprematism.
He viewed Suprematism as the vehicle for the creation of a new religion.
Ryman has thus updated for the digital age certain of the perceptual strategies one finds in Suprematism, Op Art, and even Frank Stella.