De-stijl meaning

də stīl', stāl'
A school of art originating in the Netherlands in 1917 and characterized by the use of rectangular shapes and primary colors.
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An abstract art movement marked by the use of rectangular forms and by emphasis on primary colors or grays and blacks.
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Origin of de-stijl

Du, lit., the style, name of a journal founded (1917) by the Dutch painters Piet Mondrian and T. van Doesburg (1883-1931)