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Suprematism and Constructivism

Suprematism and Constructivism

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore Suprematism and Constructivism.

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This lesson discusses the movements of Suprematism and Constructivism which were influential in Russian art and sculpture in the early twentieth century.


Image of Malevich, Suprematist Composition, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Suprematist_Composition_-_Kazimir_Malevich.jpg; Image of Malevich, White on White, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kazimir_Malevich_-_%27Suprematist_Composition-_White_on_White%27,_oil_on_canvas,_1918,_Museum_of_Modern_Art.jpg; Image of Rodchenko, Advertisement for State Publishing House of Leningrad, Photo by Cea, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/3299286859/; Image of Rodchenko, Lilya Brik, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/5817906822/; Image of Naum Gabo, Stylized Flower, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rotterdam_kunstwerk_gestileerde_bloem.jpg; Image of Model of Tatlin, Monument to the Third International (Tatlin’s Tower), Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Model_of_Tatlin_Tower,_Royal_Academy,_London,_27_Feb_2012.jpg

Terms to Know
  • Abstraction

    In the arts, the simplification of form down to its most basic elements.

  • Constructivism

    An avant-garde art movement (1913-1940) characterized by abstractions, geometric forms, and themes that commend machines and technology.

  • Distanciation

    A technique that is used to produce a feeling of dissociation.

  • Suprematism

    A 20th-century Russian art movement that is characterized by its focus on sensed feelings through expressions of pure forms, for example circles, rectangles, lines, and colors.

  • Utopia

    Idealized states of perfection.