Russian artist Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) was in pursuit of purity, a new purity that had yet to be found in modern painting. He called it “Suprematism” and it became a landmark in the evolution of painterly abstraction. This amazing narrative plays out in Malevich: Journey to Infinity, available on Musebooks now.
Only beginning his artistic training at the age of 26 at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, Kazimir Malevich was already poised to become one of the leading art theorists of his day. That theory would manifest in 1915 in his debut of Suprematism, a movement summarized in his iconic work, Black Square (1915). With such works, and in the accompanying written manifesto of the movement, Malevich argued for a new approach to the picture plane, one that celebrated simple geometric constructions, saturated color, and fully abstract motifs. His works were lauded by some and lambasted by others, and though his career was cut short by an early death at the age of 57, his avant-garde approach lived on in art and design movements across Europe.
Relive the exciting narrative of Malevich’s life in Malevich: Journey to Infinity, which complements this gripping story with an amazing array of images of the artist’s work.