But I transformed myself in the zero of form and emerged from nothing to creation, that is, to Suprematism, to the new realism in painting – to non-objective creation.
From left to right:
- Witte planes in Dissolution, 1917-18.
- Supremus No.50, 1915.
- An Englishman in Moscow, 1914.
In february 2014, Malevich announced that he would abandon all appeals to mental difficulties in his art. This irrational attitude made his new work to be 'a-logical'. Although this painting resists a conclusive interpretation, it nevertheless offers clues: the sciossorsm sawm and saber suggest destruction. The Cyrillic text, zatmenie chastichnoe, means partial eclipse.
- Lamp/Musical Instrument, 1913.
- Head of a Peasant Girl, 1912.
During World War II, the German armed forces used the Enigma machine, a cipher device, to send encrypted messages. For anyone who did not have such a machine, messages from the German military were illegible. In the 1930s, Polish codebreakers discovered how the machine worked, prompting Germany to create an even more complex version. Mathematician Alan Turing and his team used the work of the Polish codebreakers and a huge machine - a precursor to the modern computer - to crack the Enigma code. This allowed the British to secretly 'listen in' on what the Germans were saying.
On 17 September 1944, Operation Market Garden began. Thousands of people watched the paratroopers come down and thought: today history is being made. We will be liberated. Hundreds of these people started a diary.
Trees Schretlen from Nijmegen was an 18-year-old high school student when Operation Market Garden started. She turned her school calendar into a diary about the battle for Nijmegen, her first encounters with Allied soldiers and her stays in shelters when the city was shelled.