How to Read Paintings: The Knife Grinder by Kasimir Malevich

The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering (1912–13) by Kasimir Malevich. Oil on canvas. 79.5 × 79.5 cm. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Image source The Yale University Art Gallery (public domain)

Kazimir Malevich was a Russian artist who was not afraid to break with convention.

Even when it came to his own art, he had a habit of turning away from his previous creations and towards new styles of painting in the space of just a few months.

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