99 Black Squares (for Kasimir Malevich) used 99 out of 112 permutations of various combinations of black paints and mediums. The other 13 are used here, in an arrangement … Continue reading
Walking through this engaging retrospective at the Tate is like seeing someone’s purpose come into focus and then slowly dissipate again. A slightly overloaded first room shows Malevich trying out various styles of his time including Impressionism, Fauvism and Symbolism. … Continue reading
108 combinations or single colours, chosen at random from 120 possible permutations of 15 different greens.
The woods don’t look welcoming. Straying off the path, if you can find one, would probably lead you into trouble. The trees look dead, bare branches in the brownish murk. If we went in, what might we find? A scary … Continue reading
At the end of this show there is a small display of commercial items (and no, I’m not referring to the gift shop). Photographs of models wearing angular dresses are shown next to a box of tissues and other goods. … Continue reading
The composition of this painting uses a Simple Perfect Squared Square, which is a method of subdividing a square into other squares. Each smaller square is a different size, hence the ‘Perfect’. The minimum number of squares possible for a … Continue reading
Artworks increasingly have to compete for our already divided attention. Pause for a moment in any gallery to observe the other visitors and you will see that most media don’t manage to hold us for very long. A painting might … Continue reading