Malevich

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Painting

Tate Modern

Until Sun Oct 26

  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Suprematist Painting (with Black Trapezium and Red Square)', 1915

    © Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Supremus No. 55', 1916

    © Krasnodar Territorial Art Museum

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Self Portrait', 1908-1910

    © State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Woman with Rake', 1930-32

    © State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'The Scyther', 1912

    © Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum (Russia)

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Kazimir Malevich, An Englishman in Moscow', 1914

    © Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Supremus No 50', 1915

    © Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Head of a Peasant', 1928-29

    © The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg

    Kazimir Malevich
  • Kazimir Malevich

    'Black Square' 1929

    © State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

    Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich

'Suprematist Painting (with Black Trapezium and Red Square)', 1915

© Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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Malevich 2014

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  • Date Time Price information
  • Fri Aug 1
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Sat Aug 2
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Sun Aug 3
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Mon Aug 4
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Tue Aug 5
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Wed Aug 6
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Thu Aug 7
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Fri Aug 8
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Sat Aug 9
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Sun Aug 10
    10:00
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  • Mon Aug 11
    10:00
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  • Tue Aug 12
    10:00
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  • Wed Aug 13
    10:00
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  • Thu Aug 14
    10:00
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  • Fri Aug 15
    10:00
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    10:00
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    10:00
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  • Mon Aug 18
    10:00
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  • Tue Aug 19
    10:00
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  • Wed Aug 20
    10:00
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  • Thu Aug 21
    10:00
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  • Fri Aug 22
    10:00
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  • Sat Aug 23
    10:00
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  • Sun Aug 24
    10:00
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  • Mon Aug 25
    10:00
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  • Tue Aug 26
    10:00
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  • Wed Aug 27
    10:00
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  • Thu Aug 28
    10:00
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  • Fri Aug 29
    10:00
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  • Sat Aug 30
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free
  • Sun Aug 31
    10:00
    £13.10, £11.30 concs, under 12 free

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Curated London

This exhibition traces some of the most turbulent periods in Russia's history, from the fall of the Tsars to the Revolution via the First World War. The artist started out producing figurative images, learning from European household names like Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse, whose work was displayed in Moscow. He quickly built a reputation as a talented artist.


It didn't take long for Malevich to develop his own style, distinct from the Europeans who influenced him. Blending elements of Cubism and Futurism, his paintings draw on a consistent, bold colour palette and angular geometry of form. 


Malevich's work became more and more abstract, reaching an esoteric crescendo with his infamous Black Square. For many, it sits alongside Duchamp's Readymade urinal as a turning point in modern art. For others, it falls firmly into the 'my five-year-old could have done that' category. Two versions are featured, so you can make your own mind up.  


As the years went by, Malevich came full circle and returned to his figurative beginnings. With the social upheaval of 1917, and civil war two years later, he struggled to maintain focus, and abandoned painting altogether for a time. He returned to it in the late 1920s, creating stark and controversial works depicting the plight of peasants. Stalin's stranglehold on the arts meant he fell out of favour during the last years of his life.

This is an interesting exhibition, but one with a potentially limited appeal. At £14.50, it's pretty steep, but likely to find favour with die-hard modern art fans looking to expand their knowledge. 


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