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suprematism Abstract art movement launched (1915) in Russia by Kasimir Malevich. Epitomized by the stark geometrical forms of Malevich's painting White on White (1919), suprematism had a profound influence on the future development of geometrical abstract art and constructivism.

Suprematism

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Suprematism. Russian artistic movement founded (1915) by Kasimir Malevich (1878–1935), who produced paintings limited to basic geometric shapes using a sparse range of colour. His White Square on a White Ground (1918) was regarded as the paradigm of the movement, and had considerable influence on the West, notably on the International Modern Movement and De Stijl, though Suprematism was passé by 1919.

Bibliography

Chilvers, Osborne, & Farr (eds.) (1988);
Jane Turner (1996)

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