Suprematist Relief-Sculpture

Painted wood, metal, and cardboard, mounted on wood panel | 50.8 x 39.3 x 7.6cm | 1920s (reconstruction of 1915 original)

Jean Pougny (Ivan Puni)

“An object (a world) freed from meaning disintegrates into real elements—the foundation of art,” Puni wrote in 1915. In tandem with many Russian Communist artists, Puni rejected the “meaning” easily conveyed by representational art and committed hims...
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