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Suprematistic Q1 by László Moholy-Nagy

    Suprematistic Q1 by László Moholy-Nagy

    Suprematistic Q1 by László Moholy-Nagy was created in 1923. The painting is in Museum of Modern Art, New York. The size of the work is 95,2 x 95,2 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    In 1922 the First Russian Art Exhibition in Berlin first exposed Moholy-Nagy (then living in Germany) and Western European audiences in general to the extensive artistic experimentation that had taken place in Russia after the revolution of 1917. This work illustrates Moholy-Nagy’s commitment to the ideas of Russian avant-garde artists such as Kazimir Malevich, whose aesthetic theory, known as Suprematism, espoused “the rediscovery of pure art, which, in the course of time, had become obscured by the accumulation of things,” Malevich wrote. Read more in Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    About the Artist: Hungarian painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy László Weisz in Bácsborsód. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. László attended a gymnasium school in the city of Szeged, which was the second-largest city in the country. Initially he wanted to become a writer or poet, and in 1911 some of his poems were published in local daily newspapers. Starting in 1913, he studied law at the University of Budapest… Read more

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