Kazimir Malevich.

What is Suprematism in Visual Art

Regia Marinho
3 min readDec 25, 2021


Suprematism is an early twentieth-century art movement.

The name suprematism refers to an abstract art based upon “the supremacy of pure artistic feeling” rather than on the visual show of objects.

Suprematism is an early twentieth-century art movement focused on the fundamentals of geometry (circles, squares, rectangles), painted in a small number of colors.

Kazimir Malevich. Suprematist Composition, 1916

What did Suprematism influence?

Suprematism still “lives”, mainly through its influence on other art movements.

Constructivism is very similar to Suprematism, but the movement that Suprematism influenced the most is certainly geometric abstract art.

Sometimes it’s very difficult to make a distinction between these two movements.

Who invented Suprematism?

Kazimir Malevich.

Suprematism was introduced to the world by the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich in 1913 when it became one of the earliest and most radical achievements in abstract art.

Suprematism, Russian suprematism, the first movement of pure geometrical abstraction in painting, originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia in 1913.

Why was Suprematism created?

Suprematism was one of the earliest and most radical developments in abstract art.

It was inspired by a desire to experiment with the language of abstract form, and to isolate art’s barest essentials, its artists produced austere abstractions that seemed almost mystical.

Malevich also credited the birth of Suprematism to Victory Over the Sun, a futurist opera production for which he designed the sets and costumes in 1913.

Sets and costumes were designed by Malevich. 1913

The aim of the artists involved was to break with the usual theater of the past.

Malevich also believes that supremacy is not only an artistic direction but also a…



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