A woman with buckets of Kazimir Malevich is a vivid work of avant-garde art, written in 1912. Now the picture is stored in the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.
The style known as the Russian avant-garde is characteristic of the art of the Russian Empire, and then the Soviet Union from 1890 to 1930. At that time, many sub-styles were created within the avant-garde movement, having their own unique distinctive features. One of these sub-styles was Suprematism - a movement founded by Kazimir Malevich and characteristic of his entire painting, including The Woman with Buckets.
The ideas of Suprematism were inspired by the works of Fernand Leger, and earlier by Paul Cezanne, who believed that all forms in nature can be reduced to a sphere, cylinder and cone. However, Malevich more decisively moved towards abstraction, dissecting the figure and image plane into various interconnected geometric forms. He argued that Suprematism itself would lead to "the superiority of pure feeling and perception in the visual arts."
Suprematism also has a limited range of colors. Society reacted to the movement with distrust, it was criticized by the authorities in the Soviet period, since then social realism prevailed on the territory of Russia.
Upon careful examination, in the picture Woman with buckets, the figure of a woman is vaguely identified, as well as the buckets she carries. The general palette consists of cool colors, in which blue and gray shades prevail, although the accents of red, yellow and light ocher add visual dynamics to the composition.
Painting by Roerich Overseas Guests