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neoplasticism

[nee-oh-plas-tuh-siz-uh m] /ˌni oʊˈplæs təˌsɪz əm/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Fine Arts.
1.
the theory and practice of the de Stijl group, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on the formal structure of a work of art, and restriction of spatial or linear relations to vertical and horizontal movements as well as restriction of the artist's palette to black, white, and the primary colors.
Origin
< French néo-plasticisme (1920); see neo-, plasticism
Related forms
neoplastic, adjective
neoplasticist, noun
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neoplasticism

/ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
the style of abstract painting evolved by Mondrian and the Dutch de Stijl movement, characterized by the use of horizontal and vertical lines and planes and by black, white, grey, and primary colours
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