Alissa Blumenthal: drawings


Blumenthal's preferred medium was oil painting, but she used drawing as a part of her daily practice. She made numerous drawings inspired by Russian Suprematism and the works of famous artist and theorist, Kazimir Malveich; some of these compositions contained quotes from Kazimir Malevich's writings. She also attempted to draw perfect geometric grids with pen and ink - but in her own eyes, invariably failed, unable to reconcile the idea of Modernist perfection with her own idiosyncratic achievements.


  • Alissa Blumenthal, copy of “On New Systems of Art” by Malevich, c. 1930s

  • Alissa Blumenthal, copy of “On New Systems of Art” by Malevich, c. 1930s

  • Alissa Blumenthal, drawing with quotes from “Suprematism” by Malevich, c. 1930s

  • Alissa Blumenthal, drawing with quotes from “Suprematism” by Malevich, c. 1930s

  • Alissa Blumenthal, Imerfect 1/8'' grid, c. 1970s

  • Alissa Blumenthal, Perfect 1/8'' grid, c. 1970s

  • Alissa Blumenthal, Imperfect grid with negative square, c. 1970s

  • Alissa Blumenthal, Pages from the 'Diaries' series, c. 1970-80s