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Malevich Credit: Kazimir Malevich, Supremus No. 55 1916. Krasnodar Territorial Art Museum, Russia

The Hot Ticket: Malevich

As if the soaring success of Matisse: The Cut-Outs wasn’t enough for one summer, the Tate Modern plays host to yet another great in its recently-opened exhibition, Malevich.

The pioneering force behind Suprematism – a movement that radically reduced painting to the most basic principles of colour and form – Malevich is widely-hailed as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, and while he is most well-known for his abstract works, the Tate Modern’s exhibition plots it into a more expansive view of his career as a whole.

Starting with Malevich’s early Russian landscapes and figurative works, the exhibition goes onto unveil the artist’s workings towards Suprematism and recreates a room from the legendary 0.10 exhibition, which sees the Black Square hang down from one corner.

One of the most renowned paintings of the twentieth century, the exhibition’s curator, Achim Borchardt-Hume, notes: “It continues to remain a point of reference. It’s a real model for being radical, for wiping the slate clean, for not being hampered in your ideas and your imagination, and for taking art to new places where nobody has gone before.”

What better excuse to let your imagination run wild?

Malevich runs until Sunday 26th October at Tate Modern, London.

Get the low-down on the Tate Modern’s other blockbuster show in The Hot Ticket: Matisse – The Cut-Outs.

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