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Kazimir Malevich @ Tate Modern

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Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935), was an influential and radical 20th century Russian Constructivist, and founder of the Suprematist movement. The exhibition, which is on at the Tate Modern until the 26th of October, features a number of works by the artist who produced during a time of political and social turmoil.

Although the significance of the exhibition has been somewhat downplayed by the presence of ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’, it is nonetheless one to go to. The range of works displayed by this key figure of the 20th Century gives the viewer a glimpse into the very skilled nature of his art. An artist of many different capabilities, Malevich’s art is seen in a number of lights at the Tate and cannot be simply labelled as ‘Suprematist’.

The curating of the exhibition is also an interesting one. We are able to compare and contrast works by the artist in relation to the different periods within his life to demonstrate his expansive artistic capabilities. Ranging from landscape to figurative painting and abstract constructivism, Malevich portrays his ability to remain fluid in style throughout the 20th Century.

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