Suprematist Representations of Kazimir Malevich's Work Prior To "Black Square" (Scroll horizontally to view images and vertically to read text.)

Digital reproductions of Kazimir Malevich's work are magnified to reveal pixel configurations that rival works in Suprematism, Abstraction, Minimalism, Geometric, and Color Field art movements. They are brought to the forefront via these early works to celebrate Malevich's latent and ultimate creativity which gave way to Suprematism with the display of "Black Square" and other works in 1915 as part of the Last Futurist Exhibition of Paintings 0,10. The perusal of these "pixelscapes" shows an occasional "Black Square", "Red Square", "White Square", and "Black Cross" that Malevich created as iconic representations of his art movement. The overall geometry and color fields are in keeping with Suprematism.

Three Women on the Road (1900)

Spring Garden in Blossom (1904)

Birkenhain (1905)

Landscape (1906)

Portrait of a Member of the Artist's Family (1906)

Prayer (1907)

Self Portrait (1907)

Sketch for Fresco (1907)

The Wedding (1907)

Oak and Dryads (1908)

Shroud of Christ (1908)

Rest, Society in Top Hats (1908)

Woman Picking Flowers (1908)

Self Portrait (1910)

Sisters (1910)

Town (1910)

Bather (1911)

Gardener (1911)

Still Life (1911)

Taking in the Harvest (1911)

Self Portrait (1911)

Floor Polishers (1912)

Peasant Woman (1912)

Peasant Woman with Buckets and a Child (1912)

Peasant Women in a Church (1912)

Province (1912)

Reaper (1912)

Mower (1912)

Knifegrinder (1912)

Woodcutter (1912)

Bureau and Room (1913)

Musical Instrument (1913)

Morning in the Village after Snowstorm (1913)

Guard (1914)

Living in a Big Hotel (1914)

As it relates to the timeframe of the above works: 1900 - 1914:

According to kazimir-malevich.org:

Peasant art surrounded him in childhood. He delighted in peasant embroidery, and in decorated walls and stoves. He himself was able to paint in the peasant style. He studied drawing in Kiev from 1895 to 1896. In 1904. After the death of his father, he moved to Moscow. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from 1904 to 1910 and in the studio of Fedor Rerberg in Moscow (1904-1910). In 1911 he participated in the second exhibition of the grop Soyuz Molodyozhi (Union of Youth) in St. Petersburg, together with Vladimir Tatlin and, in 1912, the group held its third exhibition, which included works by Aleksandra Ekster, Tatlin and others. In the same year he participated in an exhibition by the collective Donkey's Tail in Moscow.

In March 1913, a major exhibition of Aristarkh Lentulov's paintings opened in Moscow. The effect of this exhibition was comparable with that of Paul Cezanne in Paris in 1907, as all the main Russian avant-garde artists of the time (including Malevich) immediately absorbed the cubist principles and began using them in their works. Already in the same year the Cubo-Futurist opera "Victory Over the Sun" with Malevich's stage-set became a great success. In 1914, Malevich exhibited his works in the Salon des Independants in Paris together with Alexander Archipenko, Sonia Delaunay, Aleksandra Ekster and Vadim Meller, among others.