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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Malevich, Kasimir 1878-1935. Russian painter who influenced the development of abstract art. His works include White on White (1918).

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  • n. Russian abstract painter (1878-1935)


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  • Her next film, White on White, with footage from Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut's office and referencing another painter, Kasimir Malevich, is based on a futuristic film noir set, and I ask Sussman if would carry a similar trajectory.

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  • Seen by admirers of 20th-century art, the Malevich was the equivalent of a major Leonardo or Vermeer being miraculously released from its museum cache.

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  • Kozyrev also alludes to artists such as Malevich and the Suprematist geometries of El Lissitzsky.

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  • For close to a decade, London-based Mabb has been doing mash-ups of Morris, combining his designs with the utopian projects of Russian Constructivists such as Malevich, Rodchenko and Lissitzky.

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  • For close to a decade, London-based artist David Mabb has been doing mash-ups of William Morris, combining his designs with the utopian projects of Russian Constructivists such as Malevich, Rodchenko and Lissitzky.

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  • Aigi came from Chuvashia, where his bloodline includes shamans – he’s interested in Central Asian shamanism; his Moscow circle in the 1950s admired the work of Khlebnikov, and he worked in the 1960s in the Mayakovsky museum, where he saw mystical works by Russian abstract artists, such as Malevich, not yet permitted on public display.

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  • Malevich viewed abstract geometrical forms as the embodiment of a higher reality.

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  • "I have destroyed the ring of the horizon and got out of the circle of objects," exhorted the Russian abstractionist Kasmir Malevich, "Comrade aviators, sail on into the depths."

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  • Lighted, often distractingly, by Mr. Fields, with expansive areas of shaped light that suggest images in Kazimir Malevich paintings crossed with those of Mark Rothko, "Thirteen Diversions" presents an impressive, if congested, array of richly athletic solo, couple and group dancing.

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  • For Mr. Gergiev's Mariinsky in 2009, the ballet was given new choreography by Mr. Ratmansky and wonderful designs by Maxim Isayev, whose geometric, primary-color scheme harks back to the bold and spare world of Kazimir Malevich and his Suprematist vision, when it doesn't stray off into Chagall-like fancies.

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