10 Modern Art Terms Everyone Should Know Alexander Rodchenko, Spatial Construction No. 12, 1920

Constructivism

Type: Movement

Constructivism is the creation of works or constructions that resemble futuristic machinery or buildings, with the belief that art should resemble the real world and represent social purpose. This movement resonated with the Soviet state in the 1920s and encouraged artists to work alongside scientists, engineers, and architects.

(p. 51 in ...Isms: Understanding Modern Art)

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