noun, often capitalized
su·​prem·​a·​tism | \ sə-ˈpre-mə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce suprematism (audio) , sü- also -ˈprē-\

Definition of suprematism

: an early 20th century art movement in Russia producing abstract works featuring flat geometric forms

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suprematist \ sə-​ˈpre-​mə-​tist How to pronounce suprematist (audio) , sü-​ also  -​ˈprē-​ \ adjective or noun, often capitalized

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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, "When Chagall and Malevich Battled in Russia," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of suprematism

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for suprematism

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

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