Kazimir Malevich at the Tate

Kazimir Malevich , Self Portrait 1908-1910
A lot can happen in three years, thats the span of time that separates Malevich's Self Portrait (above) and his Suprematist paintings (below). The new exhibition at the Tate follows his path from landscapes to agricultural workers to religious scenes until he invented a new expression, one focused on the supremacy of artistic feeling.

Under Suprematism I understand the primacy of pure feeling in creative art. To the Suprematist, the visual phenomena of the objective world are, in themselves, meaningless; the significant thing is feeling, as such, quite apart from the environment in which it is called forth. (Malevich,  The Non-Objective World)

Kazimir Malevich, Black Square 1913  

Kazimir Malevich, Dynamic Suprematism 1915 or 1916, Oil on canvas


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