The artist is Malevich
Defending his new artistic beliefs, Malevich drew extremely a lot in the spiritual culture of the Russian peasantry. The plan and imagery of his works were built on a powerful foundation of the Russian icon -painting tradition. Canvas format and compositional solution resemble „Life icon “. The solemn-suction face on the Red Cross is a mystical foresight of the artist’s tragic fate and a symbol of fate almost destroyed by the end of the 1920s of the Russian peasant world. The background of the picture, divided into parts, resembles life stamps, landscapes in which are written in different picturesque manner – from impressionism through cubofuturism to Suprematism – as if these are the symbolic steps of the ascent of the artist; Suprematic Red Cross of Malevich.