‘Cosa Mentale’, a case of mind. The picture is absolute. It no longer represents, it simply is.
On his deathbed Malevich had been exhibited with the ‘Balck Square’ above him, and mourners at his funeral rally were permitted to wave a banner bearing a black square.
Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (Russia/Ukraine 1878-1935) - Black Square, 1915, oil on linen, 79.5 x 79.5 cm, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
“There will be always another spring, for in it lies the birth of a new universal step.”
– Kasimir Malevich on ‘Non-Objective Art and Suprematism’, 1919