Instead, the "meaning" of a work of art could only be understood through pure feeling. The star of the day was the abstract "Suprematist Composition" painted in 1916 by the Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematist Composition: White on White is an artwork on USEUM. Malevich was also a Christian mystic and used his art to illustrate his believe that artists should showcase spiritual feeling in their work. It set a world record for Russian art at $60 million. By the end of 1918, Rodchenko had definitely seen Malevich’s white paintings. Malevich insisted that viewers should not analyze his work with principles of logic and reason. Malevich's new symbols - circles, squares and crosses hovering on white planes on the walls - were transferred to another space and another sphere of meaning. Malevich declared Suprematism was a new “realism” in painting, a statement that may seem puzzling given that the paintings are all basic geometric forms on a white background. The all-white painting has even inspired a play, Yasmina Reza’s Art, about “a group of lifelong friends who are torn apart when one of them buys an all-white painting for $200,000.” As for “I could do that”… in nearly every show she’s worked on in her career as a curator, Sherman remarks, “someone has said that.” (MOMA Gallery label from 2015) . The work that attracted most attention was Black Square, which was accorded a special place in the exhibition space. In his "Black Square" painting, Malevich believed the square represented emotions, and the white was a … The root of White on White was Malevich's theory of Suprematism, a new system of art-making he introduced in 1915 which privileged pure geometric shapes and lines (free from any attachment to composition and political or social meaning) above anything else. Skewed, and edged closer to the picture frame, White on White upsets the steely stability of Black Square, moving toward new borders that are beyond painting. Kazimir Malevich – Supremus In 1915, Malevich gathered a group of artists to meet regularly to discus Suprematism’s relevance to … When Suprematist Composition: White on White – a crookedly positioned white square floating against a slightly differently hued white background – was first exhibited in Moscow, the painting was accompanied by a catalog in which Malevich invited viewers to “Swim in the white … He wrote, “Malevich paints without form and color. Kazimir Malevich - Suprematist Composition: White on White, 1918, Oil on canvas, 31 ¼ x 31 ¼ in, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US. The ultimate abstracted painting. The sign was done to the description in Malevich's will, representing a white cube with the image of a square on it. His manifesto ‘From Cubism to Suprematism’ and famous works such as ‘Black Square’ and ‘White On White’ were influential in the movement. By making this claim Malevich rejected the conventional understanding of realism in … It was created by Kazimir Malevich in 1918. The imprecise outlines of the asymmetrical square generate a feeling of infinite space rather than definite borders."