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Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism

Aleksandra Shatskikh


Kazimir Malevich's painting Black Square is one of the twentieth century's emblematic paintings, the visual manifestation of a new period in world artistic culture at its inception. None of Malevich's contemporary revolutionaries created a manifesto, an emblem, as capacious and in its own way unique as this work; it became both the quintessence of the Russian avant-gardist's own art—which he called Suprematism—and a milestone on the highway of world art. Writing about this single painting, the author of this book sheds light on Malevich, the Suprematist movement, and the Russian avant-garde. M ... More

Keywords: Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, Suprematism, Suprematist movement, Russian avant-garde, abstract movement, philosophical treatises, architectural models, new art pedagogy, decorative applied designs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300140897
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300140897.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aleksandra Shatskikh, author