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suprematism

[suh-prem-uh-tiz-uh m, soo-] /səˈprɛm əˌtɪz əm, sʊ-/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Fine Arts.
1.
a nonrepresentational style of art developed in Russia in the early 20th century, characterized by severely simple geometric shapes or forms and an extremely limited palette.
Origin
< Russian suprematízm (1913) < French suprémat(ie) supremacy + Russian -izm -ism
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Suprematism

/sʊˈprɛməˌtɪzəm; sjʊ-/
noun
1.
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
Derived Forms
Suprematist, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from suprematist a supporter of this theory, from French suprémaciesupremacy
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