Malevich Paints

The Seeing Eye

Patricia Railing

Publication date:
September 2013
Publisher :
Artists Bookworks
Illustration :
138 colour, 80 mono illus.
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ISBN : 9780946311217

Dimensions : 216 X 168 mm
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This is the first study to investigate the sources of the creative processes in the painting of Kazimir Malevich, from Neo-Primitivism to Suprematism, 1911-1920. These sources are found in 19th century scientific investigations into optics, especially those of Hermann von Helmholtz, the artist adapting the laws of optical light and colour and the laws of optical structures of seeing in space and in depth to his painting. Malevich's creative processes culminated in his non-objective canvases, Suprematism, between 1915 and 1920, the painting of pure seeing.