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The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering, 1912-3 (oil on canvas)

The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering, 1912-3 (oil on canvas)


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The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering, 1912-3 (oil on canvas)

3247967 The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering, 1912-3 (oil on canvas) by Malevich, Kazimir Severinovich (1878-1935); 79.5x79.5 cm; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA; (add.info.: Tochilaschik Printsip Melakaniia
); Russian, out of copyright

Media ID 18259557

© Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA / Bridgeman Images

Abstract Avant Garde Cubism Cubist Energy Futurism Futurist Geometrical Geometry Glittering Grinding Grindstone Knife Grinder Knifegrinder Machine Machinery Mechanical Suprematism Suprematist Technological Wheel


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The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering

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is a captivating oil on canvas painting by Kazimir Malevich, created in 1912-3. This mesmerizing artwork, measuring 79.5x79.5 cm, can be found at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, USA. Malevich's masterpiece showcases the essence of movement and geometrical precision through its cubist composition. The image portrays a knife grinder diligently working with his grindstone, surrounded by machinery and industrial elements that exude energy and avant-garde aesthetics. The artist's use of suprematism adds an abstract touch to the painting, as he explores the concept of technology and its impact on society during this era. The glittering edge of the knife grinder's tools symbolizes both the mechanical nature of industry and the futuristic ideals embraced by Russian futurism. Through this artwork, Malevich invites viewers to contemplate the interplay between man and machine within a rapidly evolving technological landscape. The painting captures not only the physical motion involved in grinding but also represents a metaphorical journey towards progress. "The Knife Grinder or Principle of Glittering" stands as a testament to Malevich's innovative approach to art-making and his contribution to Russian avant-garde movements such as cubism and suprematism. It serves as a reminder that even amidst industrialization, there is beauty in both human labor and technological advancement.

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