[ suh-prem-uh-tiz-uh m, soo- ]
/ səˈprɛm əˌtɪz əm, sʊ- /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Fine Arts.

a nonrepresentational style of art developed in Russia in the early 20th century, characterized by severely simple geometric shapes or forms and an extremely limited palette.

Origin of suprematism

< Russian suprematízm (1913) < French suprémat(ie) supremacy + Russian -izm -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for suprematism

  • Once we landed, I headed straight for Zurich and Zaha Hadid and Suprematism at the Galerie Gmurzynska on Paradeplatz.

    Live From Art Basel|Anthony Haden-Guest|June 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for suprematism

/ (sʊˈprɛməˌtɪzəm, sjʊ-) /


a form of pure cubist art, launched in Russia in 1913, and based on the principle that paintings should be composed only of rectangles, circles, triangles, or crosses

Derived forms of Suprematism

Suprematist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Suprematism

C20: from suprematist a supporter of this theory, from French suprémacie supremacy
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