Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Black Square Kazimir Malevich Original Title: Черный супрематический квадрат Date: 1915 Style: Suprematism Genre: abstract Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 106 x 106 cm Tags: monochrome Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 595x600px, View all sizes One of the most famous paintings in Russian art, Black Square marked the turning point of the Russian avant-garde movement. Before creating this painting, Malevich spent eighteen months in his studio, laboring over thirty non-objective paintings. In the end, he had created a series of non-objective paintings, of which Black Square is one. His invention of the word “suprematism” was meant to refer to the supremacy of the new geometric forms. Although the other works in this period were created with visual brushstrokes and asymmetrical forms, Black Square was the prominent piece, with no visual textures and a perfectly symmetrical shape, as it was the paramount of Malevich’s change to pure geometric abstraction: suprematism. Kazimir Malevich Famous works Self-Portrait Kazimir Malevich · 1910 Morning in the Village after Snowstorm Kazimir Malevich · 1913 Black Square Kazimir Malevich · 1915 Suprematist composition Kazimir Malevich · 1915 - 1916 Suprematist Composition: White on White Kazimir Malevich · 1917 - 1918 Spotrsmeny Kazimir Malevich · 1931 Complex Presentiment: Half-Figure in a Yellow Shirt Kazimir Malevich · 1928 - 1932 The Running Man Kazimir Malevich · 1932 - 1933 View all 350 artworks Related Artworks Suprematist Composition: White on White Kazimir Malevich Red square Kazimir Malevich Number 107 Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting: Red Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting: Blue Ad Reinhardt Untitled Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting Ad Reinhardt Painting Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting No. 9 Ad Reinhardt Homage to the Square: Broad Call Josef Albers Untitled Nasreen Mohamedi Non-Objective Composition (Suprematism) Olga Rozanova Non-objective Composition Olga Rozanova Flight of an Aeroplane Olga Rozanova Suprematism Olga Rozanova Non-Objective Composition (Suprematism) Olga Rozanova Universal war Olga Rozanova Green Stripe (Color Painting) Olga Rozanova 1 Load more Advertisement.