Adjective "constructivist" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/kənˈstrʌktɪvɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A practitioner of a style in which mechanical objects are combined into abstract mobile forms.
  1. 'He was attractive to Dadaists, futurists, cubists, constructivists, abstract expressionists, and surrealists.'
  2. 'Her work is stylistically influenced by the graphic, painterly, and photographic elements often combined in the collages of the Russian constructivists.'
  3. 'The severe abstract art of the Russian constructivists came to Germany with the Russian Exhibition in Berlin in 1922.'
  4. 'Computers allow new structural techniques never previously imagined (except in dreams and the sketchbooks of the expressionists and constructivists).'
  5. 'After the revolution, the abstract works of constructivists were supported by the head of the People's Commissariat of Enlightenment.'
An adherent of a view that admits as valid only constructive proofs and entities demonstrable by them.
  1. 'One can see that if such a method were found, then it would also serve to define the scope and content of mathematics for the constructivists.'
  2. 'The weak relatives are irrelevant theories, born out of artificial restrictions imposed by Greek mathematicians, similar to the restrictions of the constructivists.'

adjective

Relating to or denoting a style in which mechanical objects are combined into abstract mobile forms.
  1. 'At times, representation segues into abstraction, as in the crags of the town quarry, which suggest constructivist triangles and squares.'
  2. 'For many years, he has made polychrome wooden constructions that, in their angular energy, recall constructivist sculpture.'
  3. 'With the rise of Brazilian modernism, the constructivist impulse was reborn and re-imagined in a more aestheticized, less overtly political form.'
  4. 'At once fractious and oddly meditative, her meticulously composed works have constructivist roots but lean toward a digital present and future.'
  5. 'The striking sculpture is both classical and constructivist, as the artist placed a Greek warrior's helmet over a kind of chariot wheel.'
Consistent with or relating to a view that admits as valid only constructive proofs and entities demonstrable by them.
  1. 'He presents a comparative assessment of constructivist and traditionalist approaches to establishing mathematical connections in learning multiplication.'
  2. 'You can engage in constructivist math using the tried-and-true algorithm.'
  3. 'In constructivist mathematics, the truth value of a proposition is dependent on whether we are able to prove it.'

Definitions

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.Compare suprematism.

2. Theater. a style of scenic design characterized by abstraction, simplification, and stylization rather than realistic imitation.

More examples(as adjective)

"paintings can be constructivist."

Origin

(constructivism)