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Kazimir Malevich

Black Square and Red Square

Black Square and Red Square, Kazimir Malevich
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Black Square and Red Square is a Suprematist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Kazimir Malevich in 1915. It lives at the MOMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Abstract Art. SourceDownload

Kazimir Malevich gave this artwork a secondary title of Painterly Realism of a Boy with a Knapsack - Color Masses in the Fourth Dimension, revealing his rather acerbic sense of humor.

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