Kazimir Malevich: Genius of the Russian Avant-garde

Past Exhibition

This exhibition, organised by the State Russian Museum, is a legacy of the Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture. 

In 1915 Kazimir Malevich unveiled a series of paintings that would forever change the world of art. Pushing abstraction to the limits, he announced the end of objective representation, and proposed instead the supremacy of colour and shape as the true expression of aesthetic feeling. The movement, which he called Suprematism, would come to define the language of modern art for future generations.

Malevich’s exploration of forms evolved against the background of radical changes in art and society both in Russia and the international scene. Exploring this trajectory, the exhibition brings together for the first time examples of work from his entire career, including early decorative sketches and poster designs, Cubist and Futurist paintings, ceramic works, architectural sculptures, and costumes from his opera Victory Over the Sun.

Kazimir Malevich: Genius of the Russian Avant-garde was curated by Dr. Evgenia Petrova.

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"Self-Portrait (Artist)" by Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich, Self-Portrait (Artist), 1933, oil on canvas, 73 x 66 cm. Image courtesy of The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

"Aviator" by Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich, Aviator, 1914, oil on canvas, 125 x 65 cm. Image courtesy of the State Russian Museum.

"Girls in a field" by Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich, Girls in a field, 1928-1929, oil on canvas, 106 x 125 cm. Image courtesy of The State Russian Museum.

"Red Square. Painterly Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions" by Kazimir Malevich.

Kazimir Malevich, Red Square. Painterly Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions, 1915, oil on canvas, 53 x 53 cm. Image courtesy of The State Russian Museum.

"Suprematism" by Kazimir Malevich.

Kazimir Malevich, Suprematism, 1915, oil on canvas, 87.5 x 72 cm. Image courtesy of The State Russian Museum.

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