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  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - An Englishman in Moscow
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Portrait of Matiushin
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Black Square
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Black circle
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Knife Grinder - Principle of Flickering
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Peasant Woman with Buckets
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Red square
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - The Running Man
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Black Suprematistic Square
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Cuadrado negro
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Black square [1913] State Russian Museum,
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Square, circle and arrow
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Suprematism 1
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Red Cavalry
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Musical instrument - Lamp
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Composition with the Mona Lisa
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Morning in the Village after Snowstorm
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Costume design for the opera ''Victory over the Sun''
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Peasant Woman with Buckets and a Child
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Study for Fresco Painting
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - On the Boulevard 1
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Portrait of Woman in Yellow Hat
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Portrait
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Self-Portrait
  • Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - Self-Portrait
All 504 Artworks from Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (February 23, 1879, previously 1878: see below – May 15, 1935) was a Russian painter and art theoretician, born of ethnic Polish parents. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the Avant-garde Suprematist movement.

Kazimir Malevich was born near Kiev in the Kiev Governorate of the Russian Empire. His parents, Seweryn and Ludwika Malewicz, were ethnic Poles, and he was baptised in the Roman Catholic Church. His father managed a sugar factory. Kazimir was the first of 14 children, only nine of which survived into adulthood. His family moved often and he spent most of his childhood in the villages of Ukraine amidst sugar-beet plantations, far from centers of culture. Until age 12 he knew nothing of professional artists, though art had surrounded him in childhood. He delighted in peasant embroidery, and in decorated walls and stoves. He himself was able to paint in the peasant style. He studied drawing in Kiev from 1895 to 1896.

Recently Ukrainian art historians established the precise birthdate of the artist: February 23, 1879. Professor D. Gorbachev, in his 2006 book Malevich and Ukraine, (published in Kiev) reveals many new biographical details. French art historian Andrei Nakov re-established Malevich's birth year as 1879 (and not 1878), and argues for restoration of the Polish spelling of his name.

From 1896 to 1904 Kazimir Malevich lived in Kursk. In 1904, after the death of his father, he moved to Moscow. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from 1904 to 1910 and in the studio of Fedor Rerberg in Moscow (1904 to 1910). In 1911 he participated in the second exhibition of the group Soyuz Molodyozhi (Union of Youth) in St. Petersburg, together with Vladimir Tatlin and, in 1912, the group held its third exhibition, which included works by Aleksandra Ekster, Tatlin and others. In the same year he participated in an exhibition by the collective Donkey's Tail in Moscow. By that time his works were influenced by Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov, Russian avant-garde painters who were particularly interested in Russian folk art called lubok. In March 1913 a major exhibition of Aristarkh Lentulov's paintings opened in Moscow. The effect of this exhibition was comparable with that of Paul Cézanne in Paris in 1907, as all the main Russian avant-garde artists of the time (including Malevich) immediately absorbed the cubist principles and began using them in their works. Already in the same year the Cubo-Futurist opera Victory Over the Sun with Malevich's stage-set became a great success. In 1914 Malevich exhibited his works in the Salon des Independants in Paris together with Alexander Archipenko, Sonia Delaunay, Aleksandra Ekster and Vadim Meller, among others.

In 1915, Malevich laid down the foundations of Suprematism when he published his manifesto From Cubism to Suprematism. In 1915–1916 he worked with other Suprematist artists in a peasant/artisan co-operative in Skoptsi and Verbovka village. In 1916–1917 he participated in exhibitions of the Jack of Diamonds group in Moscow together with Nathan Altman, David Burliuk and A. Ekster, among others. Famous examples of his Suprematist works include Black Square (1915), Black Cross, and White on White (1918).

In 1918, Malevich decorated a play, Mystery Bouffe, by Vladimir Mayakovskiy produced by Vsevolod Meyerhold.

He was also interested in aerial photography and aviation, which led him to abstractions inspired by or derived from aerial landscapes. As Professor Julia Bekman Chadaga (now of Macalaster College) writes: In his later writings, Malevich defined the "additional element" as the quality of any new visual environment bringing about a change in perception... In a series of diagrams illustrating the "environments" that influence various painterly styles, the Suprematist is associated with a series of aerial views rendering the familiar landscape into an abstraction... (excerpted from Ms. Bekman Chadaga's paper delivered at Columbia University's 2000 symposium, "Art, Technology, and Modernity in Russia and Eastern Europe").

After the October Revolution, Malevich became a member of the Collegium on the Arts of Narkompros, the Commission for the Protection of Monuments and the Museums Commission (all from 1918–1919). He taught at the Vitebsk Practical Art School in the USSR (now part of Belarus) (1919–1922), the Leningrad Academy of Arts (1922–1927), the Kiev State Art Institute (1927–1929), and the House of the Arts in Leningrad (1930). He wrote the book The World as Non-Objectivity published in Munich 1926, only
translated into English in 1959. In it he outlines his Suprematist theories.

In 1923, Malevich was appointed director of Petrograd State Institute of Artistic Culture, which was forced to close in 1926 after a Communist party newspaper called it "a government-supported monastery" rife with "counterrevolutionary sermonizing and artistic debauchery." The Soviet state was by then heavily promoting a politically sustainable style of art called Social Realism — a style Malevich had spent his entire career repudiating. Nevertheless, he swam with the current, and was quietly tolerated
by the Communists.

In 1927, he travelled to Warsaw and then to Berlin and Munich for a retrospective which finally brought him international recognition. He arranged to leave most of the paintings behind when he returned to the Soviet Union. Malevich's assumption that a shifting in the attitudes of the Soviet authorities towards the modernist art movement would take place after the death of Lenin and Trotsky's fall from power, was proven correct in a couple of years, when the Stalinist regime turned against forms of abstraction, considering them a type of "bourgeois" art, that could not express social realities. As a consequence, many of his works were confiscated and he was banned from creating and exhibiting similar art.

Critics derided Malevich for reaching art by negating everything good and pure: love of life and love of nature. The Westernizer artist and art historian Alexandre Benois was one such critic. Malevich responded that art can advance and develop for art's sake alone, regardless of its pleasure saying that "art does not need us, and it never did".

Malevich's work only recently reappeared in art exhibitions in Russia after a long absence. Since then art followers have labored to reintroduce the artist to Russian lovers of painting. A book of his theoretical works with an anthology of reminiscences and writings has been published.

Malevich died of cancer in Leningrad on May 15, 1935. On his deathbed he was exhibited with the black square above him, and mourners at his funeral rally were permitted to wave a banner bearing a black square. His ashes were sent to Nemchinovka, and buried in a field near his dacha. A white cube decorated with a black square was placed on his tomb. The city of Leningrad bestowed a pension on Malevich's mother and daughter. "No phenomenon is mortal," Malevich wrote in an unpublished manuscript, "and this means not only the body but the idea as well, a symbol that one is eternally reincarnated in another form which actually exists in the conscious and unconscious person."

Malevich life inspires many references featuring events and the paintings themselves as players. The smuggling of Malevich paintings out of Russia is a key to the plot line of writer Martin Cruz Smith's thriller Red Square. Noah Charney's novel, The Art Thief tells the story of two stolen Malevich White on White paintings, and discusses the implications of Malevich's radical Suprematist compositions on the art world. British artist Keith Coventry has used Malevich's paintings to make comments on modernism, in particular his Estate Paintings.

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Severinovich Kazimir Malevich (23 febbraio 1879, già 1878: vedi sotto - 15 maggio 1935) è stato un pittore russo e teorico dell'arte, nato da genitori polacchi etnici. Fu un pioniere dell'arte astratta geometrica e il creatore del movimento avant-garde suprematista. Kazimir Malevich nacque nei pressi di Kiev nel Governatorato di Kiev dell'impero ru...
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Kazimir Malevich Severinovich (23 de febrero de 1879, antes de 1878: ver más abajo - 15 de mayo de 1935) fue un pintor y teórico del arte ruso, nacido de padres de etnia polaca. Fue un pionero del arte abstracto geométrico y el creador del movimiento suprematista Avant-garde. Kazimir Malevich nació cerca de Kiev en la provincia de Kiev del Imperio ...
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カジミール・セヴェリーノヴィチ・マレーヴィチ(ロシア語: Казимир Северинович Малевич(カズィミール・スィヴィリーノヴィチュ・マリェーヴィチュ);ウクライナ語: Казимір Северинович Малевич(カズィミール・セヴェルィーノヴィチュ・マレーヴィチュ)、1878年2月23日(ユリウス暦2月11日) - 1935年5月15日)は、ウクライナ・ロシア・ソ連の芸術家。特に画家として知られ、戦前に抽象絵画を手掛けた最初の人物である。 ロシア帝国領ウクライナのキエフ近郊の村に生まれる。両親はポーランド人であり、マレーヴィチにはウクライナ語で話し、ポーランド語で書き、後に習得したロシア語で活動を行うという語学的分裂が生まれたとされる。 1910年頃には、ピカ...
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