Monday, February 24, 2014

Object as Communication



Suprematism, 1915 by Kasimir Malevich, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Malevich is the Father of the Suprematist movement which led to Abstraction. He considered his ultimate goal to be communication through "non-object" representation, culminating in a final "white on white" painting. He considered the conveying the feeling of a work more important than portraying an object. After the Russian revolution in 1917, he became a teacher and was quite influential on the Bauhaus artists, architects and designers.

8 comments:

slatts said...

When art eventually becomes more head than heart...

Anonymous said...

...when Art becomes more B.S. than a manifestation of real talent

Anonymous said...

I agree with number 2 - if you have to write an essay as to why your art exists then it's nothin' but hype.

Anonymous said...

I love it.
who said art had to be from the heart!it has balance form and it fits together well.

Anonymous said...

I see a sadness in this piece... like someone crying... (Maybe because someone called his art BS?)

John Salmon said...

His "white on white" painting is the visual equivalent of John Cage's "4' 33".

The Renzntzman said...

Directed to #2 - perhaps you should educate yourself before passing judgement. I thought as you do once but I grew up and learned about art. Also, maybe you should take up painting and experience the everyday struggle and glory that is making art. The only BS here is your comment.

Anonymous said...

to rentzman - from anonymous 2
don't assume - because when you assume - you make an ass out of you and YOU alone. Educate myself? what makes you think that I'm not educated about art - because I don't buy into the hype. You seem so very little to me with comments like that. So very tiny.

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