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A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in 1920 and characterized by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal, and plastic to create nonrepresentational, often geometric objects.

con·struc′tiv·ist n.
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Noun1.constructivist - an artist of the school of constructivism
constructivism - an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination


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