Malevich in Stedelijk Museum

Oh what a fine day it was. Lunch, shopping for masking tape, visiting the Malevich exhibition and getting a slice of pie! My week of freedom has begun and I am fully enjoying every single minute. Also, I would like to thank you all for your awesome comments and neat insights on my last post. It helped a lot.

It was amazing to see so many iconic works together. For those of you not so familiar with Malevich or his role in modern art and history. Here’s a little lesson in art history: Malevich painted in 1915 a black square on a square canvas against a white background. He called it the “zero of form”, it represented a simultaneous end point of figurative painting and the beginning of a new pictorial vocabulary. Presented that year in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) at the “Last Futurist Exhibition of Paintings 0.10,” it changed the course of art, and influenced genres as Dada, Surrealism and Minimalism. He called it “Suprematism,” art based on “pure artistic feeling.”
I suppose he’s one of my heroes in the history of art. But please do tell me, do you like what you see? I’ve made more pictures of the works but I’ll put that in another post.

Along with the works throughout the years of Malevich there were works by Chagall and Tatlin (and others) too. Works that inspired or were inspired by Malevich. At the end of the exhibition there were works of his pupils or people who were inspired by Malevich. Some of which were pretty lovely too, but in my opinion by far not as impressive as Malevich’s work and quite…simple really.

And hurrah for those who still want to see it, there are more opportunities. The exhibition will move to the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn (Germany) where it will be on display from March 11 to June 22. And from there it will go to London! It will be on display in Tate Modern from July 17 to October 26.

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