Kazimir Malevich in RUSSIAN MUSEUM
Kazimir Malevich in the Russian Museum
Publisher: Palace Editions, State Russian Museum, 2000.
Author's: Vladimir Gusev.Evgueni Petrov,Elena Basner
Text in Russian.Hardbound.26x33cm.450 pages.
Kazimir Malevich is among the artists, the most popular among researchers second half of the XX century. In recent decades, he was devoted numerous articles, collections, books, catalogues, albums. Nevertheless, Kazimir Malevich can be safely described as one of the most mysterious and yet poorly known artists. Too late to his legacy has become available for Web publishing and research. Only in 1988, the first monographic exhibition of a great artist, which were merged his works stored in different countries - Russia, the Netherlands, the United States and Germany. At that time, the catalog was issued this unique exhibit.
Over the years 1988-1989 exhibition is followed by others. Malevich's popularity grew. Issues related to his creative evolution has emerged in the preparation of the exhibition in 1988, is becoming increasingly compromised life itself, the artist works in the existence of different expositions. Timid assumptions about the author's reconstruction at the end of 1920 - ies their creative ways to find new arguments and new supporters. In some catalogues and books began to appear later date Works (1928-1932), in spite of the author's paintings dating 1900 - mi years. Finally, the moment when it became necessary to systematize inference, observation, documentary evidence, technical and technological research, and to resolve certain conclusions.
The book "Kazimir Malevich in the Russian Museum," proposed to our readers, for the first time provides a new chronology of the late artist's works from the collection, the world's largest repository of his works. It is based on many years of research, not only Russian Museum staff (primarily Helena Basner, Svetlana Rimsky-Korsakov, Eugenia Kovtuna). In their atributsionnyh clarifications they used including considerations of many colleagues from different countries (Charlotte Douglas, USA; Jean-Claude Markade, France; Aleksandra Shatskikh and Irina Waqar, Russia and others). Final conclusions published in the current edition, discussed and adopted Atributsionnym Board of the State Russian Museum (26.02.99), which were directly involved Aleksandra Shatskikh (State Institute of Art, Moscow), and Irina Waqar (State Tretyakov Gallery).