Collection: Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich – a Russian abstract artist 

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was born on Feb 23th, 1879. He was a Russian avant-garde artist and theorist whose tremendous work and writing influenced the development of non-abstract art in the 20th century. He worked in various styles, quickly assimilating Impressionist, Symbolist, and Fauvist styles, and after a trip to Paris in 1912, he also leaned Cubism. His Black Square (1915), a black square on white, represented the most radically abstract painting ever seen and drew. 

Created a new world of painting

In 1913 Malevich created abstract geometrical patterns in a way he called Suprematism, a term which expressed the notion that line, color, and shape should match each other. From 1919 - 1921 he taught painting in Moscow and Leningrad and lived the rest of his life there. Kazimir was the first person to exhibit a painting of abstract geometrical elements of art. On a 1927 visit to the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany, he met Wassily Kandinsky and published a book on his theory under Die Gegenstandslose Welt , which means "the nonobjective world." When he got popular, Soviet politicians decided against modern art, Malevich and his art were doomed. He died on May 15th, 1935, due to poverty and oblivion.

Important artworks

  • 1912 – Morning in the Country after Snowstorm1912 – The Woodcutter
  • 1912–13 – Reaper on Red Background
  • 1914 – The Aviator
  • 1914 – An Englishman in Moscow
  • 1914 – Soldier of the First Division
  • 1915 – Black Square
  • 1915 – Red Square 
  • 1915 – Black Square and Red Square 
  • 1915 – Suprematist Composition1915 – Suprematism (1915)
  • 1915 – Suprematist Painting: Aeroplane Flying
  • 1915 – Suprematism: Self-Portrait in Two Dimensions
  • 1915–16 – Suprematist Painting (Ludwigshafen)
  • 1916 – Suprematist Painting (1916)
  • 1916 – Supremus No. 56
  • 1916–17 – Suprematism (1916–17)
  • 1917 – Suprematist Painting (1917)
  • 1918 – White on White
  • 1928–32 – Complex Presentiment: Half-Figure in a Yellow Shirt
  • 1932–34 – Running Man

 

 

 

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