November 29, 2013

Art experts don’t recognise Malevich’s monumental works

Filed under: Art by Orangemaster @ 1:16 pm


A bit in the same vein as a Dutch talent show jury not recognising an established singer-songwriter, this time a fake artist peddles copies of works by Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich in the hopes of being accepted to two possible art academies. Watch the video to find out more about why that is.

Someone actually does recognise the suprematist style of the candidate’s portfolio, with one man claiming to be ‘walking through art history’ when browsing through it. The general consensus is that the candidate’s work is ‘at the very early stages’ and not good enough to get into art school. However, these same works are worth millions of euro, some of which I believe are currently on display at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum for the Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde exhibition.

In Dutch, with English titles and subtitles, with a nice facepalm factor:

(Link:, Photo of Malevich’s works by ngEdwin, some rights reserved)

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April 1, 2010

Famous Matisse painting on display at Amsterdam Hermitage

Filed under: Art by Branko Collin @ 2:14 pm

The Amsterdam Hermitage museum has Henri Matisse’s painting The Dance on loan for six weeks since last Thursday.

The Russian ministry of culture has recently given its permission for the painting to be loaned to the Amsterdam museum. According to Telegraaf, this is the first time The Dance (1910) is on display in the Netherlands.

The painting is part of the Matisse tot Malevich exhibition (From Matisse to Malevich) which runs from March 6 – September 17. Amsterdam got its own dependency of the famous Russian Hermitage in June 2009. The museum is housed in the former Amstelhof retirement home on the Amstel river.


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