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Avant-Garde Art

Instructions: Move the shapes from the painting to the canvas on the right, then print and fold into a card.

Kasimir Malevich, “Suprematist Painting” (1916)
Oil on canvas, 88 x 70 cm; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Is this painting showing us an aerial view of a city, an unfolding event, or a visual representation of a memory? Kasimir Malevich, founder of the Suprematism art movement in the early 20th centrury, felt that “The object in itself is meaningless… the ideas of the conscious mind are worthless.” What he sought was a non-objective representation, “the supremacy of pure feeling