Meaning of neoplasticism in English:


Pronunciation /niːəʊˈplastɪsɪzəm/


mass noun
  • A style of abstract painting developed by Piet Mondrian, using only vertical and horizontal lines and rectangular shapes in black, white, grey, and primary colours.

    ‘The term neoplasticism was coined by Mondrian's friend the Dutch mathematician and theosophist M.J.H. Schoenmaekers.’
    • ‘The repercussions of neoplasticism have been widespread, affecting not only art but design and architecture as well.’
    • ‘It may also require his personality, for the equilibrium of neoplasticism was his answer to the anarchy and sensuality of organic nature that he found so repugnant.’
    • ‘The style known as neoplasticism only uses vertical and horizontal lines; white, black primary colors red, yellow and blue.’
    • ‘Lichtenstein's art is entirely different from neoplasticism but at least some of it is structurally very simple as in the case of those shown below.’
    • ‘Cubism and some of its progeny, suprematism, neoplasticism, constructivism, futurism, were its aesthetic foundation.’
    • ‘By developing the original ideas of neoplasticism, a free mode of structuring has been achieved, that can be adapted to the most diverse building projects.’
    • ‘Repeatedly Oiticica and Clark refer to neoplasticism and suprematism.’
    • ‘In 1910 he went to Paris, where the influence of cubism stimulated the development of his geometric, nonobjective style, which he called neoplasticism.’
    • ‘In keeping with the assumptions underlying first neoplasticism and subsequently concrete art, he sought - in the words of van Doesburg - to free the media of expression from all of their particular aspects so as to be in harmony with the ultimate purpose of art, which is to reach the universal language.’
    • ‘His style, which he called neoplasticism, avoided both the reproduction of real objects or even filtered perceptions of real objects (as in impressionism).’
    • ‘Before Piet Mondrian became an originator of De Stijl (or neoplasticism), he painted windmills, cows, and meadows.’


1930s coined in French as Néo-plasticisme by Piet Mondrian.