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One of the most famous paintings in Russian art, "Black Square" of Kazimir Malevich in 1915 becoming his work trademark. He called his new abstract approach to painting suprematism, It is all about the supremacy of colour and shape in painting. In "The Last Exhibition of Futurist Painting" held in St Petersburg in December 1915. He placed the painting high up on the wall across the corner of the room. Though this position might mean nothing to the average non-Orthodox viewer today, it was the same sacred spot that a Orthodox icon of a saint would sit in a traditional Russian home (also in some Greek homes). The audience didn't like it much at first. Malevich himself wanted to show the "Black Square" to be of a special symbolism at the same time, the idea of been taken away what you consider sacred & be replaced by the emptiness, giving to the art another side or reading. Most of his art got disappeared from public view during Stalin's era and came back to light at 1980s.
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