I knew that I wanted to paint--not what everybody else paints--this world and nature. I knew that I wanted to paint abstract. The most obvious abstract emotion is happiness, so I painted a lot of paintings... about happiness. I paint about happiness, innocence & beauty. The feelings that we have that go beyond this world. That have no worldly cause.
"All past and recent painting before Suprematism (as sculpture, verbal art, music) has been subjugated by the shapes of nature, waiting to be liberated, to speak its own language, independent of reason, common sense, logic, philosophy, psychology, laws of causality, and technological changes."
(Malevich in 'From Cubism to Suprematism', 1915, from Art of the 20th Century, ed. by Jean-Louis Ferrier and Yann Le Pichon, 1999)
"I have broken the blue boundary of color limits, come out into the white, besides me comrade-pilots swim in this infinity. I have established the semaphore of Suprematism. I have beaten the lining of the colored sky, torn it away and in the sack that formed itself, I have put color and knotted it. Swim! The free white sea lies before you."
* Kazimir Malevich, artist quotes on Suprematism, the Russian modern art style:‘Catalogue 10th State Exhibition’, Kasimir Malevich, Moscow, 1919; as quoted in ‘Autocritique, – essays on art and anti-art 1963 – 1987’, Barbara Rose, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, New York, 1988, p. 71 (Russian artist, famous for his writings theory and manifesto ‘From Cubism to Suprematism’ and ‘Cubo-Futurism’; biography facts at the bottom)
|Josef Albers "Homage to the Square" 1961|
|Josef Albers "Homage to the Square: Guarded" 1952|
|Josef Albers - Structural Constellation, c. 1950–60, drawing, photograph mounted as transparency.|
|Anni Albers "Black-White-Red" 1964 (cotton + silk)|
Art Problems are problems of human relationship. Note that balance, proportion, harmony [and] coordination are tasks of our daily life, as are also activity, intensity, economy and unity. And learn that behavior results in form--and, reciprocally, form influences behavior.
(A quote by Josef Albers from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation website)
|R. Buckminster Fuller "Montreal Biosphere" 1967|
|Amy Sillman blue / rays, 2009 Oil on canvas 84 1/2 x 90 3/4 in|
|Claude Monet 1886|
|Joseph Stella "Battle of Lights at Coney Island" 1914|
|Georgia O'Keefe Skyscrapers 1920s|
|Luigi Russolo "Dynamism of an Automobile" 1912-13|
|Giacomo Balla "Swifts" 1913|