Spotlight Artist: Kazimir Malevich

Kasimir Malevich Red Square (Painterly Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions), 1915 Suprematism Political Art Topic : Censorship Synopsis Kazimir Malevich was the founder of the artistic and philosophical school of Suprematism, and his ideas about forms and meaning in art would eventually constitute the theoretical underpinnings of non-objective, or abstract, art. Malevich worked in a variety of styles, but his most important and famous works concentrated on the exploration of pure geometric forms (squares, triangles, and circles) and their relationships to each other and within the pictorial space. Because of his contacts in the West, Malevich was able to transmit his ideas about pai

Spotlight Artist: Japan- Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai The Great Wave off Kanagawa Woodblock print Ukiyo-e period, 1829-1832 Art Code: "Enjoy being in the moment." Synopsis Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎, listen) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period.Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Hokusai created the Thirty-Six Views both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fine Wind, Clear Morning, that secured Hokusai’s fame bo

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