Sunday, December 9, 2012

Kazimir (Kasimir) Malevich, Suprematism with Blue Triangle and Black Square,1915 ,oil on canvas, 26.2" × 22.4"

             Suprematism with Blue Triangle and Black Square,1915 ,oil on canvas, 26.2" × 22.4"
                                                                                   -Kazimir (Kasimir) Malevich

Kazimir Malevich (February 23 1879 – May 15 1935) was a Russian painter and art theoretician. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematism movement.In 1915, Malevich laid down the foundations of Suprematism. He published his manifesto From Cubism to Suprematism. Malevich became a member of the Collegium on the Arts of Narkompros, the commission for the protection of monuments and the museums commission (all from 1918–1919).
 "Hence, to the Suprematist, the appropriate means of representation is always the one which gives fullest possible expression to feeling as such and which ignores the familiar appearance of objects.
Objectivity, in itself, is meaningless to him; the concepts of the conscious mind are worthless. Feeling is the determining factor ... and thus art arrives at non objective representation at Suprematism...Everything which determined the objective ideal structure of life and of "art' ideas, concepts, and images all this the artist has cast aside in order to heed pure feeling... Suprematism is the rediscovery of pure art which, in the course of time, had become obscured by the accumulation of "things."

This piece shows that such a big statement can be made from minimal shapes and colors.

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