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Black SquareMalevich and the Origin of Suprematism$
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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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The End of Painting: From White Suprematism to “Blank Canvas”

The End of Painting: From White Suprematism to “Blank Canvas”

(p.251) Chapter 5 The End of Painting: From White Suprematism to “Blank Canvas”
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Aleksandra Shatskikh

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the transition of Kazimir Malevich's paintings from Suprematism to “blank canvass,” It discusses the gradual transformation of Malevich's attitude toward color as Suprematism's dominant element during the spring of 1916 to the fall of 1917 and describes some of his color-paintings during this period. The chapter also discusses how the “white abyss” background became the manifestation of space on his Suprematist canvases and considers the so-called Suprematist process of dissolution.

Keywords:   Kazimir Malevich, Suprematism, color, color-paintings, dissolution, white abyss background

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