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de Stijl

or De Stijl

[duh stahyl]
  1. a school of art that was founded in the Netherlands in 1917, embraced painting, sculpture, architecture, furniture, and the decorative arts, and was marked especially by the use of black and white with the primary colors, rectangular forms, and asymmetry.
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See also neoplasticism.

Origin of de Stijl

1930–35; < Dutch: literally, the style, the name of a magazine published by participants in the movement
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British Dictionary definitions for stijl


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De Stijl

  1. a group of artists and architects in the Netherlands in the 1920s, including Mondrian and van Doesburg, devoted to neoplasticism and then dada
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Word Origin

Dutch, literally: the style, title of this group's own magazine
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