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Black Square (1915) by Kazimir Malevich
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Black Square (1915) by Kazimir Malevich

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Black Square on a White Field is a Suprematist painting by Malevich first exhibited in 1915 at the 0.10 Exhibition. It was predated by Paul Bilhaud's all black monochrome Negroes Fighting in a Cellar at Night.

Malevich's "black square" is placed in what is called the golden corner in ancient Russian Orthodox tradition ; the place of the main icon in a house.

It is in the Tretyakov Gallery collection.

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