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Red Cavalry. Circa 1932

Malevich Kazimir,
Oil on canvas
91 x 140

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1977 г. из Министерства культуры СССР


The key to perceiving the images of Malevich’s later works lies in the depths of the symbolism of colour and his universal compositional schemes. Red Cavalry contrasts the stability of the endless space and the fragility of the red riders. What is this? A hint at the horsemen of the apocalypse or a new symbol of the inevitability of world revolution?

Author's Biography

Malevich Kazimir

Malevich, Kazimir Severinovich (1878, Kiev - 1935, Leningrad)
Painter, graphic artist, writer on art, portraitist, landscapist, abstractionist. Studied at the Kiev School of Art (1895-1896) and Fyodor Roehrberg's studio in Moscow (1906-1910). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1905). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (from 1907), Donkey's Tail (1912), Target (1913), Der Blaue Reiter (1912), Salon des Independants (1914), Tramcar V. First Futurist Exhibition (1915) and 0,10. Last Futurist Exhibition (1915-1916). Designed the sets and costumes for the Futurist opera "Victory Over the Sun" (1913). Member of the Union of Youth (1910) and Jack of Diamonds (1910, 1916). Founded the AFFIRMES OF THE NEW ARTgroup (1920). Worked for Department of An People's Commissariat of Education (1918-1919). Director of the Museum/Institute of Artistic Culture in Petrograd/Leningrad (1923-1926).

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