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Kazimir Malevich
"Art does not need us, and it never did"

Kazimir Malevich, The Artists
Portrait of Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich was a Ukrainian Revolutionary Artist born on February 23, 1879. Malevich contributed to the Suprematist movement and died on May 15, 1935.

Self-portrait, Kazimir Malevich

Self-portrait 1910 – 1911

The Knife Grinder or 'Principle of Glittering', Kazimir Malevich

The Knife Grinder or 'Principle of Glittering' 1912 – 1913

Black and White, Suprematist Composition, Kazimir Malevich

Black and White, Suprematist Composition 1915

Black Square, Kazimir Malevich

Black Square 1915

Black Square and Red Square, Kazimir Malevich

Black Square and Red Square 1915

Black Trapezium and Red Square, Kazimir Malevich

Black Trapezium and Red Square 1915

Abandon love, abandon aestheticism, abandon the baggage of wisdom, for in the new culture, your wisdom is ridiculous and insignificant. I have untied the knots of wisdom and liberated the consciousness of color!

From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism 1915

Supremus No.50, Kazimir Malevich

Supremus No.50 1915

Dynamic Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich

Dynamic Suprematism 1915 – 1916

House under construction, Kazimir Malevich

House under construction 1915 – 1916

Suprematist Composition, Kazimir Malevich

Suprematist Composition 1916

Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich

Suprematism 1917

May the downfall of the old world be etched on the palms of your hands.

A Call to the New Art 1920

Mystic Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich

Mystic Suprematism 1920 – 1922

Transcript of the OGPU (United State Political Agency) Interrogation of Malevich, September 1930

The Interrogation of Kazimir Malevich 1930

Man in a Suprematist Landscape, Kazimir Malevich

Man in a Suprematist Landscape 1930 – 1931

Woman with Rake, Kazimir Malevich

Woman with Rake 1930 – 1932

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Foreshadowed: Malevich’s "Black Square" and Its Precursors, Recommended Reading

The story behind one of the most radical pieces of art ever made. Follow five hundred years of artistic development to its inevitable conclusion in Kasimir Malevich's Black Square.

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