Malevich : journey to infinity by Malevich, Kazimir Severinovich; Souter, Gerry

By Malevich, Kazimir Severinovich; Souter, Gerry

Annotation Kazimir Malevich (1878 - 1935) used to be a painter and an outstanding artwork theorist yet at first he was once the founding father of Suprematism (pure abstraction), a method in response to geometrical kinds. Suprematism, he wrote, has led me to find anything that had not

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I was sixteen years old. I already drew everything, cows, horses, and people and I did it, as it seemed to me, as well as artists drew in magazines. At sixteen, I went to Kiev with my mother where she bought me everything that a salesman at the art shop told her to buy. 31 32 33 34 I spent my time then in Konotop. Oh, a lovely city Konotop; it all shone like slabs of pig fat (salo). On markets and near the train station behind the long lines of tables sat women, whom people called salnitsy. The smell of garlic spread from them.

I decided to search for the attic, but it seemed that there was none. I stood on the stairs and listened to hear if somebody was coming. I counted my remaining bullets – there were five or six. Finally, I decided to knock. The door opened. ’ my friend asked. ‘How did you manage to come through? ’ ‘Yes, I have,‘ I answered. ‘That is really bad, there’ll soon be a search. OK, undress and put the revolver under the rug in the hallway at the threshold. ’ I obeyed; there was no time to quibble. He took off his jacket too and remained in a vest.

Those tables were overloaded with different kinds of meat and salo, smoked and not smoked, with good crust. There laid rings of sausages: Krakow sausages stuffed with large pieces of meat and pig fat, blood sausages, other sausages with an unusual aroma excited all glands which any person has. Also those tables were piled up with ham with a little fat on the edges, rolls of round porridge mixed with lamb fat (salniky) and variety of round headcheese. The women who sold those delicacies glistened with the grease and their clothes reflected the beams of the sun.

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