Pronunciation: (kun-struk'tu-viz"um), [key]
—n. (sometimes cap.)
1. 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. Cf. suprematism.
2. Theat.a style of scenic design characterized by abstraction, simplification, and stylization rather than realistic imitation.
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