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Max Blythe Humanities LaMoure MWF 8-9 Red Square The painting Red Square by Russian painter Kasimir Malevich is a particularly interesting piece It is simple red square on a white background representing a peasant woman It is an example of the Malevichs unique style of suprematism which focuses on motion and feeling The painting was done near the beginning of the twentieth century when science was developing at a rapid rate Einsteins Theory of Relativity was gaining ground at the time Malevichs painting seemed to borrow from this theory that attempted to explain relative motion His suprematism style attempted to capture a neo-realism in painting portraying pure feeling and perception This new style was communicated by the discarding of natural references Malevich grew tired of painting in the traditional style with everything looking and feeling the way they are in life His new style tried to free viewer from their traditional a priori views concerning shape and colors imposed on them by their senses Suprematist style focuses was on depictions of movement and dynamism Flight and anti-gravity fascinated Malevich Much of his paintings were a top down view of the subjects arranged on a white background The white background represents infinite space while the subjects were reduced to geometric blocks The message of the paintings comes out in the relative position of the blocks to the background The infinite background of the paintings is to divorce the paintings from the finite earth Malevich himself said that his paintings do not belong to the earth exclusively The paintings sought to transcend to a different level Malevichs suprematist style sought to take people to the fourth dimension which was pure sensation This fourth dimension effect was reached by stripping away the distractions Malevichs art was made to be felt and he broke down complex characters into the simplest of geometric shapes The colors that he chose for his subjects were not the ones that were true to
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