– paradoxically they don't seem old enough to account for the fact that every person involved in originally shaping or making or even witnessing them is already dead, while the works themselves remain in first youth, as if only beginning to thrive.
Malevich called his new style Cubo-Futuristic. It held his interest only briefly. By 1915 the artist would abandon these intricate compositions in favor of a starker geometry. That's when he broke through to the raw minimalism that keeps his name alive today.
Red Square and Black Square (both produced in 1915) served as icons for Suprematism – Malevich's home-grown version of the way modern painting could and should look.