Malevich is a well-known Russian impressionist, whose most famous painting, The Black Square, still causes controversy and bewilderment — some see it as a deep, deep meaning, others argue with them, referring to the painting as a meaningless daub.
However, before coming to the “Black Square”, symbolizing the end of everything, Malevich searched for himself and his style for a long time, trying a variety of options. Realism hated him, classicism seemed boring. He considered carrying life into art meaningless, saying that it should, on the contrary, bring life into art, for this is the only way to make it truly beautiful.
Therefore, in his searches, he turned to impressionism and cubism, but never to realism. Bright colors, strong, sharp emotions were close to him, and pastoral, tenderness and trepidation were not at all close. He wanted to change his life and wanted to do it through their art.
"Still Life" is one of the works of the search period. It is made close to the cloisonne technique - it is a French painting style in which large, often uniform, color spots are closed with black bold lines.
The middle of the composition is a white vase - it was borrowed from the then popular artist, on whom the others were equal - which it was fashionable to equal. However, there is no uniformity in the picture, as if the artist could not achieve peace with himself. Some fruits are written out lovingly and even with a bias towards realism - others are just contours filled with color.
The vase is devoid of shadows, like flat plates painted as if the child worked with them - but at the same time the apples are convex, voluminous, with highlights, albeit somewhat exaggerated. It was as if the artist had not decided what and in what style he would write today.
However, in spite of this, the still life is distinguished by bright saturated colors, characteristic of Malevich, and its furious energy.
Picture Demon Sitting