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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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Mystic Suprematism (Black Cross on Red Oval) is estimated at $35m-$45m.
A vaudeville in which the aspirations of Suprematism collide with the absurdities of Dada at their most grotesque, and set to a Jazz Age beat, The Old Woman has the compressed energy of the climactic "Spaceship" movement of Philip Glass and Wilson's Einstein on the Beach (in the original 1976 production, not the debased revival at BAM a few years back).
Nothing would prove as important, for anything Russian-iconic, as Camilla Gray's The Great Experiment: Russian Art 1863-1922 (1962); but I myself remember being unable as yet to discern the deep difference between Suprematism and the Constructivist aesthetic which seemed still lively, if chilly, in George Rickey's Constructivism: Origins and Evolution (1967).
Works are arranged chronologically and thematically, starting with Russian futurism in the early 20th century, suprematism and constructivism in the 1920s, the OBERIU artist-collective of the 1920s and '30s, experimental theater in the 1930s, and the work of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov.
25) Cubism not only became the point of departure for such later movements as Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism, and De Stijl, and a central influence on two of the pioneers of abstract painting, but its impact went far beyond painting, to sculpture, architecture, cinema, and even to literature and poetry.
Reference is made to the work of Casimir Malevich and Russian Constructivism which featured geometric shapes with mathematical intent and the Suprematism movement, in which art, first and foremost, was considered spiritual.
Constructivism, suprematism, the Bauhaus, Dadaism, or surrealism fascinated the new generation as if these tendencies were contemporary and not historical movements.
Also in these films she acknowledges the influence of Josef Albers and the Soviet movement Suprematism.
The poem veers through a forest of lists and catalogues--"genealogies in Genesis, the Catalogue of Ships," Don Giovanni's lovers, famous poem whose first lines begin with "M, items Robinson Crusoe has managed to salvage from his shipwreck--sparking them off of various manifestoes, particular the aggressive pronouncements of various modernist movements, from Marinetti's (Italian) Futurism to Khlebnikov's (Russian) Futurism and Malevich's Suprematism.
The evolution of Symbolism, Acmeism, Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism and other modern literary and art movements can be traced in this extensive offering of literary and artistic work by some of the greatest masters of modern time.
So with my skepticism about philosophy in general, I am either the most, or least, qualified artist I know to review University of Victoria art historian and anarchist Allan Antliff 's meticulously scholarly account of virtually every art movement (neo-impressionism, suprematism, constructivism) I've ever--well--loathed.
Cubo-Futurism, another distinctly Russian blend of influences from France and Italy, is represented by a fine portrait by Lyubov Popova and Cubist still life by Kazimir Malevich, who later went on to develop the radical theories of Suprematism.