Discipline: Art


A movement in abstract art launched by Russian Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935).

In painting, Suprematism aims for pure art using pristine geometrical shapes (particularly the square) devoid of personal feeling, but expressing 'non-objective sensation'. Art should be non-utilitarian.

In the (former) Soviet Union, such ideas greatly influenced LIUBOV POPOVA (1889-1924), Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky and Naum Gabo, although some moved towards industrial design and an art of social utility.

Malevich's theories were also of major importance to European constructivism.

K Malevich, The Non-Objective World (Chicago, 1959)


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