Description: "Suprematist Composition"
From the simplest geometric, monochrome shapes, Malevich built an entire suprematist universe in a series of stunning canvases like this composition painted around 1916. Unlike Goncharova and Larionov, Malevich remained in the Soviet Union after the Revolution. In the first years after 1917, he held a series of major teaching posts in Moscow, Petrograd, and Vitebsk. There he tried to systematize the insights he had gained in his suprematist period, and apply them to the creation of a scientific school of art teaching and production.