Digital Monoprints: Mining Conchoid Nets - Abstract

Stephen Luecking
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 551–552


Around 1915 during the Russian revolution Kasimir Malevich became the first painter to embrace pure abstraction. The first of these works were, minimal, often consisting only of a single circle, square or triangle. As the paintings developed more shapes were added, always of a primary geometry. Malevich believed that by purging his work of all traditional imagery he could create a wholly new art suitable to a radical new society and probe to the purer regions of human feeling and thought. He professed that this work had a spiritual underpinning and many historians agree, pointing to the similarities between Suprematism, the style he fostered, and icon painting.