Russian Constructivism

Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935)



While developing my work in the past few months, I have been reminded of an exhibition visited last year at the Royal Academy. Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 was a display of the work produced following the Russian Revolution which overthrew Tsarist Autocracy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The movement that stood out from this exhibition was that of the Avant-Garde and the work of Kazimir Malevich. The concept of Suprematism is led by Malevich, the main principle of which is the rejection of reality in favour of art’s existence within a world of its own. The Suprematist work consisted of basic geometric shapes and a limited range of colours, white backgrounds and floating forms were key to the movement.


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