Related Objects
Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 7 (FF)
Location Notes:
FF; Drawer 7

The Woodcutter

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.86.4
Artist:
Kazimir Malevich
Credit:

Medium:
Print
Date:
1912
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13.75 in Width: 11 in
Description:
Geometric shapes are shaded and arranged into the shape of a woodcutter.
Historical Context:
Kazimir Malevich was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement. In 1915, Malevich laid down the foundations of Suprematism when he published his manifesto, From Cubism to Suprematism. he Suprematist is associated with a series of aerial views rendering the familiar landscape into an abstraction. In his later writings, Malevich defined the "additional element" as the "quality of any new visual environment bringing about a change in perception". In his later writings, Malevich defined the "additional element" as the quality of any new visual environment bringing about a change in perception".