Pronunciation: (nē"ō-plas'tu-siz"um), [key]
—n. (sometimes cap.) Fine Arts.
the theory and practice of the de Stijl group, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on the formal structure of a work of art, and restriction of spatial or linear relations to vertical and horizontal movements as well as restriction of the artist's palette to black, white, and the primary colors.
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