Dec 3rd 2019

In 1915, Kazimir Malevich debuted the painting “Painterly Realism of a Football Player—Color Masses in the Fourth Dimension.” By moving away from the depiction of the visible world and focusing instead on the relationships between colored geometric forms against a textured white background, Malevich challenged artistic conventions.

Maria Kokkori, associate scientist for scholarly initiatives, discusses this landmark work and its making, its journey to the Art Institute in 2011, and how it expands our understanding of Russian modernism.

Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission
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Image: Kazimir Malevich. Painterly Realism of a Football Player—Color Masses in the 4th Dimension, 1915. Through prior gifts of Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection; Mrs. Albert D. Lasker in memory of her husband, Albert D. Lasker; and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection.

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