Have any of you heard about 'Suprematism' before? It's a Russian art movement that emerged just barely before Constructivism. The inventor, Kazimir Malevich, claims it to be supreme because he wanted to emphasize “the supremacy of pure feeling in art over art’s objectivity” through the movement. One of his quotes sound like this, “Only with the disappearance of a habit of mind which sees in pictures little corners of nature, madonnas and shameless Venuses, shall we witness a work of pure, living art.”
In his last Suprematism piece, White on White ( which you can see at http://tars.rollins.edu/Foreign_Lang/Russian/malev5.jpg ), Malevich attempted to eliminate all superfluous elements, including the color.
I would suggest you read http://www.theartstory.org/movement-suprematism.htm , http://myweb.rollins.edu/aboguslawsk...nt/suprem.html or http://www.brooklynrail.org/2003/08/...ch-suprematism for better understanding.
I'm curious to hear your opinion on the whole subject, the philosophy, the works, and whether or not you think Malevich is successful in the approach.. Or maybe just your first thought upon seeing their works