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In the heady days just one year before the Russian Revolution, the figurehead of the Russian avant-garde, Kazimir Malevich gave birth to what would become a decisive moment in the history of abstraction, the style known as Suprematism. The artist is now remembered for playing a crucial role in the evolution of modern art comparable to that of Kandinsky or Mondrian. In 1915, in Petrograd, Malevich introduced his famous Black Square on White Background, and with it ushered in the framework of a new visual lexicon. In addressing abstraction, he fixed his attention on the relationship between form and the space that surrounds it, thus creating a tension that seems to vibrate across the canvas. Malevich desired his art reach the essence, elusiveness, and shapelessness of a form of perfect expression, which he named ‘supreme’. A stunning example of theory put into practice “Suprematist Composition No.56”, painted in 1916, is like a city map or birds-eye view of a utopian metropolitan space, showing the architectural forms that shape daily life. These combinations of rectangular shapes were indeed at the root of many architectural projects that Malevich himself was involved in. During the short-lived days of post-revolutionary exuberance, Malevich aimed to translate the complex facets of Supremacist into architectural and urban planning. These magnificent ‘zero forms’ that the artist had first achieved with his Black Square on White Background managed to articulate for the first time a purely pictorial phenomenon, creating a visual language independent from the confines of figurative representation.
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Every item is made-to-order and assembled in-house by our team, using only premium materials...cuz we're a little obsessed about art.
All of our premium materials are sourced from the states, and then assembled at iCanvas, in Illinois. Lincoln would be proud.
All of our artwork comes gallery wrapped. The image is stretched around the sides and stapled to the back of the wooden frame. Your piece of art will be ready to hang, and will include an easy-to-use hanging kit.
A little “armor for your art” that won‘t obscure the canvas. Your canvas print is gallery wrapped and mounted to a 2" thick, elegant, black hard wood frame. The art is inset, leaving a 3/8" space between the art and frame, creating the illusion that your art is “floating.”
Draw their eyes into the art with a classic frame. Your canvas print will be gallery wrapped and then carefully encased with a contemporary black hard wood frame. Only available for select .75" thick sizes.
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The best quality canvas for texture and finish; premium inks for vivid color; hand-stretched over 100% North American pine frames.
Every item is made-to-order — printed, stretched, and stapled here, at iCanvas.