[ kuh n-struhk-tuh-viz-uh m ]
/ kənˈstrʌk təˌvɪz əm /
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Fine Arts. a nonrepresentational style of art developed by a group of Russian artists principally in the early 20th century, characterized chiefly by a severely formal organization of mass, volume, and space, and by the employment of modern industrial materials.Compare suprematism.
Theater. a style of scenic design characterized by abstraction, simplification, and stylization rather than realistic imitation.
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OTHER WORDS FROM constructivismcon·struc·tiv·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for constructivism
/ (kənˈstrʌktɪˌvɪzəm) /
a movement in abstract art evolved in Russia after World War I, primarily by Naum Gabo, which explored the use of movement and machine-age materials in sculpture and had considerable influence on modern art and architecture
Derived forms of constructivismconstructivist, adjective, noun
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