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On display on Level 2

Kasimir MALEVICH

Ukraine 1878 – Soviet Union 1935

Irina ROZHDESTVENSKAJA

DULEVO PORCELAIN FACTORY

Dulevo, U.S.S.R. commenced 1918 – 1929

(organisation)

Cup and saucer [Suprematist cup and saucer] 1925-30 Place made: Likino-Dulevo, Russia, Soviet Union
Materials & Technique: ceramics, cups saucers, porcelain, overglaze colours

Primary Insc: Stamped on base of cup and saucer, in red: "Centrofarfortrest"
Dimensions: a) 4.5 h x 8.7 w x 7.9 d cm b) 1.7 h 12.1 diameter cm a) & b) 5.2 h x 12.1 w x 12.1 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.1289.A-B

The artist Kazimir Malevich worked in a number of styles from Impressionism to Cubo-Futurism, before abandoning representation to develop the art movement known as Suprematism in 1919, along with the Suprematist Unovis group of artists. Malevich and the group’s members expanded its aims and theories on abstraction and its non-objective and geometric forms beyond painting to explore work in other media such as poster design, textiles, street decoration, architecture and ceramics.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design