Kazimir Malevich

 

 


Biography

Kazmir Malevich was born in 1878 in Russia where he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1904 to 1910. He worked alongside such artists as Vladimir Tatlin and Aleksandra Ekster. Most notably Malevich was the founder of the artistic and philosophic movement of Suprematism. This movement was marked by the idea that art should transcend subject matter, that the truth of shape and color should be held to a higher standard than image or narrative. Although Malevich worked in a variety of styles, his most well-known included plain geometric forms such as triangles, squares, and circles. Malevich further extrapolated these forms, investigating their relationships to one another and within the sphere of the pictorial plane. Malevich was also a notable writer, mostly engaging with topics of abstract art and the theoretical underpinnings behind it.