1878 - 1935

Kazimir Malevich

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Artist and art theoretician. He was the pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement and Cubo-Futurism.

Malevich created his first oil painting at the age of 16. It was named “Moonlit Night”. In his paintings, he tried to combine the principles of Cubism, Futurism and Expressionism. He was also interested in aerial photography and aviation, which led him to abstractions inspired by aerial landscapes.

Malevich was the artist behind “The Black Square”, an iconic picture that turned into a symbol of Abstract art.

One of the peculiarities of Malevich’s painting technique was the overlay of paint in order to obtain special kinds of color spots. This feature allows art experts to distinguish fake works from genuine paintings.




Key ideas:

– According to Malevich, art had already deviated from the need for the simple reflection of nature and the copying of its natural forms. No matter how much we strive to preserve the beauty of nature, we will not be able to do this, because nature always changes its shape.

– Malevich said that the artist’s purpose is to work together with the world’s inventions, not ignoring the achievements of science and technology and taking an active part in creating the present world.

– In the artist’s conception, the beauty of feelings portrayed by a painter is a requirement that applies to contemporary art.

– The artist analyzed the language of modern abstract painting, which consisted of geometric shapes. He concluded that the complexity of the modern artistic path lies in the conscious assertion of abstract geometric means, which is important for the development of modern aesthetic forms of beauty.

– He claimed: “The one who feels painting, feels the depicted subject less. The one who thinks of the object, thinks less imaginatively.”




Kazimir Malevich

On Artist

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Expressionism

Cubism

Futurism

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Olga Rozanova

Lyubov Popova

Александра Экстер

Mark Shagal

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Vadim Meller

Pavel Filonov

Mikhail Matyushin

Alexey Kruchenykh

Ivan Klyun

Alexey Morgunov

Vera Pestel

Mstislav Yurkevich

artists

Wassily Kandinsky

Pablo Picasso

Aristarkh Lentulov

Nikolay Pymonenko

Ilya Mashkov

Alexander Kuprin

By Artist

friends

Olga Rozanova

Lyubov Popova

Alexandra Exter

Mark Shagal

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Vadim Meller

Pavel Filonov

Nadezhda Udaltsova

artists

Ivan Puni

Joseph Albers

Ad Reinhardt

Nasrin Mohammedi

El Lissitzky

Abram Manevich

Vladimir Baranov-Rossine

Lazar Khidekel

Ilya Chashnik

Nina Kogan

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Krasnodar Museum of Art.

1931

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Dimensions: 79,4 x 79,4 сm. Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

1918

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1915

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Dimensions: 53 x 53 сm. Location: Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg.

1915

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Mediums: oil, linen canvas. Dimensions: 79,6 x 79,5 сm. Location: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

1915

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Dimensions: 62 x 49,5 сm. Location: Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg.

1914

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Dimensions: 79,53 x 79,53 сm. Location: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

1912