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Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism



Kazimir Malevich’s painting Black Square is one of the twentieth century’s emblematic paintings, the visual manifestation of a new period in world artistic culture at its inception. None of Malevich’s contemporary revolutionaries created a manifesto, an emblem, as capacious and in its own way unique as this work; it became both the quintessence of the Russian avant-gardist’s own art—which he called Suprematism—and a milestone on the highway of world art. Writing about this single…

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