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Nov 4, 2015

Geometrical  Jewelry? Me??? (2)

As I’ve already mentioned, in my previous post,
I was surprised at myself with my new
 geometric collection.
In this collection, I was influenced
by my other love (except for Nature),
Being more specific, by
Contemporary Art.

I would like to discuss about  two most influential artists,
from the beginning of the 20th century,
who focused on geometric forms:

Kasimir Malevich  (1879-1935)

                                             Self Portait, 1910.

Malevich was more radical than his contemporaries,
from the Parisian Avant-guards, the Cubists 
and the Fauvists.

The  Russian artist  named his theory “Supremacism”, 
claiming that painting is a flat, non-representative medium.

Useless to mention, that since its invention,
photography took the task of representation
mimesis ( imitation), quit successfully.

Therefore, according to Malevich, 
has to be composed of abstract  generic forms
mostly of geometric forms,
such as line, square, circle, cross,
which are painted with primary colors (red, blue, yellow).

Aero plane flying, 1915. 

This absolute abstract way of painting, enables the viewer
to contemplate, to concentrate in an invert experience,
instead of looking at  a mimesis of his surroundings.
At times, his theory came close to mysticism.

Dynamic Suprematism/Supremus 1916-17.

In 1915, Malevich already painted complete abstract paintings,
such as the Black  Square.

It contained nothing but a black square, surrounded by
a narrower white square, and a white squared frame.

Malevich lived through the Bolshevik revolution
and could not adjust to the Communist regime.
But fortunately, because of his previous connections
with Western artists,
his ideas and writings had a profound influence
on Western Art, especially on Abstract art,
and about 50 years later –
on Minimalism, and 
on ConceptuallistArt.

 In fact, today the “Malevich Square” 
became the icon and the symbol
of abstract painting!

That is for this time.

My next post will focus on another influential artist.
I won’t tell you now….

Keep tuned…


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