suprematist


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su·prem·a·tism

 (so͝o-prĕm′ə-tĭz′əm)
n.
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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Noun1.suprematist - an artist of the school of suprematismsuprematist - an artist of the school of suprematism
abstract artist, abstractionist - a painter of abstract pictures
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6), inspired by 'Suprematist paintings, another favourite in addition to Rothko and the gang'.
The top lot of the evening was "Suprematist Composition," an amalgam of hard-edged geometric shapes painted in 1916 by Malevich that sold for $85.8 million, a record for the Russian avant-garde artist.
Malevich's UNOVIS student group, for example, organized exhibitions all over Russia that promoted Suprematist art.
Eyewear with geometric patterns inspired by the Suprematist paintings of the 20th-century artist Malevich, from German brand, ic!
The SKUC primarily toyed with communist symbols and monuments, whereas the NSK's posters featured the amalgamation of retrogardist (suprematist), nationalist and communist symbols using typically fascist iconography.
Plaintiffs were collectors of the Russian avant-garde period, particularly of works by Russian Suprematist artist Lazar Khidekel, and had developed a relationship in Europe with defendant experts, the son and daughter-in-law of the late artist.
(The recent uncovering of racist graffiti underneath Malevich's famous Suprematist monochrome might have offered a more direct line to parsing the other side of pure abstraction's sublimations.)
These works are often done in bold primary colors, and from a distance they resemble color-theory studies, like Josef Albers's "Homage to the Square" series, or works by the suprematist painter Kazimir Malevich.
It is characterized by an absolutely minimal architecture, designed on a suprematist scheme with some analogies with the hyper-minimal architecture of groups such as Dogma or Baukuh that in the last few years--and in open opposition to the deconstructivist dissipation of forms and signs--has shown an extreme expressive rigor.
(61.) While studying in Smolensk, Chodasiewicz had encountered the work of Malevich and Sztreminsky, though perhaps superficially; she took to Paris a sketchbook with some suprematist pencil sketches that she later developed into a series of oil paintings; see Christophe Czwiklitzer, ed., Suprematisme de Nadia Khodossievitch--Leger (Paris: Editions Art--C.
Later, in a marvellous essay on Stephen Bambury (2000), and discussing the as it were transactional relation between Bambury and the Black Square (1915) of the Russian Suprematist Vladimir Malevich, Curnow notes that, 'the meaning of the work (Black Square) is largely contextual, dependent upon our bringing to it some local knowledge'--some story, even, dare I say.