From theosophy to utopia [Suprematism] will liberate all those engaged in creative activity and make the work into a true model of perfection.
—El Lissitzky, 1920

Abstract art, I thought, creates new types of spatial relationships, new inventions of forms, new visual laws—basic and simple—as the visual counterpart to a more purposeful, cooperative human society.
—László Moholy-Nagy, 1928

In the future, the realization of pure plastic expression in palpable reality will replace the work of art. But in order to achieve this, orientation toward a universal conception and detachment from the oppression of nature is necessary. Then we will no longer have the need of pictures and sculpture, for we will live in realized art.
—Piet Mondrian, 1942

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