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The Black Square by Kazimir Malevich-- My Take

Kazimir Malevich, the founder of Suprematism, believed that Suprematist art would be superior to all the art of the past, and that it would lead to the "supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts”.
Painted in 1915, The Black Square is often regarded as Malevich’s “royal, living infant.” The Black Square is just that- a black square painted over a white background. This has become a major landmark in abstract art and attracted the cynicism of many.
Why exactly is this art? The question has many answers.
Though some defend it by saying that it is actually a very complex painting requiring knowledge of colors, compositions and proportions, others still see it as a square that could be drawn by any kindergarten student.
Art has always been defined as an expression of skill and imagination that could be appreciated only by the feelings it evokes. The Black Square intends to do just that. Malevich believed that the visual was never important and that the only si…