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Head. 1928–1929

Malevich Kazimir,
Oil on canvas
61 x 41

Пост. в 1936 от наследников, Ленинград


Among the numerous images of peasants painted in the late 1920s and early 1930s, what primarily stands out about this exhibited "head" is the reproduction of separate parts of the face: the eyes and the lips. However, the generalised character of the image of the head as a whole, the simplified form of the neck and shoulders and the laconic colour scheme link this work closely to other works of the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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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