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Aleksandra Shatskikh

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300140897

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300140897.001.0001

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On the Threshold of “0.10”

On the Threshold of “0.10”

(p.54) Chapter 2 On the Threshold of “0.10”
Black Square

Aleksandra Shatskikh

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the origin of Russian painter Kazimir Malevich's Suprematism. It explains that Malevich first mentioned this term in a September 24, 1915 to a fellow artist and that it had its roots from the Latin word supremacia, which means superiority or dominance. The chapter discusses Suprematism's competition with Constructivism and highlights the embittered discussions about this art movement among the participating artists in the 0.10 futuristic painting exhibition in Petrograd.

Keywords:   Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich, Constructivism, futuristic painting exhibition, Petrograd, Russia, art movement

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