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White background, black square. What's so special or complicated? At first glance, absolutely nothing. Everyone can draw a similar picture, you say. But, surprisingly, Malevich’s painting “The Black Square” became a mystery that has survived to this day. And art lovers and scrupulous researchers, do not cease to admire this masterpiece of painting.
Malevich himself did not understand how he painted such a picture. Under the cracks in the black square, layers of various colors can be seen. For example, we can see green and pink color. Malevich was convinced that Black Square was superior to all other works, and he was connected with something cosmic in the artist’s mind.
Malevich’s painting “Black Square” caused a lot of controversy and talk. The master himself and one critic, called this painting an icon. And at the exhibition of paintings, Black Square took a special place. Like the icons, the picture was placed in the corner of the room. This picture was the border separating art and higher powers. The picture serves as a contrast between being and non-being, logic and alcoholism, extreme simplicity and unlimited complexity.
The picture has no bottom or top. From the frame lines, all sides of the square are separated by approximately the same distance. Small geometric deviations are present, which is proof that the master painted the picture with a brush, and not with a ruler.
An interesting detail is the position of the black square on a white background. In comparison, these two colors are similar to two pluses, at a fairly apart distance from each other. The color variety that is present removes all restrictions. This is called unearthly static, according to art historians. But Malevich himself did not try to show the separation of black and white.
The aesthetic side of the picture is of interest to every connoisseur of painting. And the answer is not easy to find. Malevich considered the painting an icon. And an icon can also have artistic manifestations and qualities. The idea of synthesis is embodied in the picture. That is, the unification of philosophy, politics, literature and art, religion and science.
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