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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.
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(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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art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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Drutt (Ed.), Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism. Guggenheim Museum.
Lissitzsky's mentor, the radical artist Kazimir Malevitch who founded Suprematism -- an art movement that heralded abstract geometric shapes and bold colors -- also soon joined the school.
(5) His work thus quite naturally evinces a desire to constructively relate the Christian intellectual tradition to the great European artistic movements of the first half of the century: Surrealism, Cubism, Futurism, Suprematism, Fauvism, German Expressionism.
The non-objective world: The manifesto of suprematism. Mineola, NY: Dover.
Malevich, The Artist, Infinity, Suprematism: Unpublished Writings 1913-1933 (Copenhagen: Borgen, 1978), 88-87; Malevich, "On the Museum" (1919), trans.