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Kazimir Malevich

In-gallery talk


Wednesday 1 March 2017
2.30 — 3pm

Part of our

Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

events programme
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Kazimir Malevich, Peasants, c. 1930.

Oil on canvas. 53 x 70 cm. State Russian Museum, St Petersburg Photo © 2017, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.

Explore the work of the leading avant-garde painter Kazimir Malevich up-close, in this in-gallery talk with Maria Mileeva, co-director of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre.

Considered the founder of Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich was one of the most influential artists of the Russian avant-garde. He worked in a variety of styles, but his most important and famous works concentrated on the exploration of pure geometric form. His work broke away from the conventions of modern art and influenced later generations of not only abstract but also figurative artists.

Despite persecution by the Soviet regime, Malevich was allocated his own personal room within the 2000 exhibited works in Nikolai Punin’s 1932 exhibition 15 Years of Artists of the Russian Republic at the State Russian Museum in Petrograd. The Malevich room of 1932 is recreated in the RA galleries for Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32 and his work explored in detail in this in-gallery talk.

Free with an exhibition ticket

No booking required; limited headsets available, offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Wednesday 1 March 2017

2.30 — 3pm

Meet in Gallery IV, Main Galleries, Burlington House.

Free with exhibition ticket. No booking required.