suprematism

noun

su·​prem·​a·​tism sə-ˈpre-mə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce suprematism (audio)
sü-,
 also  -ˈprē-
often capitalized
: an early 20th century art movement in Russia producing abstract works featuring flat geometric forms
suprematist
sə-ˈpre-mə-tist How to pronounce suprematism (audio)
sü-
 also  -ˈprē-
adjective or noun often capitalized

Examples of suprematism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photo: Collection of Stedelijk Museum As the Malevich paintings in the Jewish Museum exhibition reveal, suprematism is devoid of distraction, with less color than, say, Chagall’s work. Alexandra Bregman, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Russian suprematizm, from French suprématie supremacy + Russian -izm -ism

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suprematism was in 1921

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“Suprematism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suprematism. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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