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Kazimir Malevich (1878 – 1935)


Painter, art theoretician, pioneer of geometric abstract art and one of the most important members of the Russian avant-garde.
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Kazimir Malevich
The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.
Malevich quotes
I have not invented anything, only the night I have sensed, and in it the new which I called Suprematism.
Malevich
When, in the year 1913, in my desperate attempt to free art from the ballast of objectivity, I took refuge in the square form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field. The critics and, along with them, the public sighed, "Everything which we loved was lost. We are in a desert...Before us is nothing but a black square on a white background!"




Malevich Kazimir quotes
By "Suprematism" I mean the supremacy 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.
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