Monday, January 01, 2007

Circling the Square

Plate, Red Rectangles and Circle
Painting design by Nikolai Suetin, 1923-24
Porcelain, monochrome overglaze painting
3.7 x 23.6 cm

Plate with Suprematist Composition, 1923
Painting design by Kazimir Malevich, execution by Aleksandr Kudryavtsev
Porcelain, polychrome overglaze painting
3.5 x 23.4 cm

Militiaman plate, second half of the 1920s
Painting design: Aleksandr Samokhvalov
Porcelain, polychrome overglaze painting
3.4 x 25 cm

Circling the Square - Avant-garde Porcelain from Revolutionary Russia, jointly organised by The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London back in 2005, was a rare opportunity to consider the achievements of a group of radical avant-garde artists – Futurists, Cubists and especially the abstract Suprematist painters in the circle of Kazimir Malevich – within the wider context of Russian revolutionary porcelain. The exhibition celebrated an extraordinary moment in the history of 20th century art and design. It presented, for the first time in this country, a comprehensive survey of the porcelain produced at the world-renowned Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in St Petersburg, formerly the Imperial Porcelain Factory, during the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917.
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The perfect plate to serve kitchen suprematism


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