Composition with La Gioconda Partial Eclipse
Malevich was very interested in Eastern philosophy and used it as a base from which to work. He felt he was much like God, because he too created things that had never existed before. He said “what I create is not subject or subordinate to any of the laws of nature.” You can take his paintings, like “Supremus No. 58,” and turn it any direction you want and it makes absolutely no difference to your understanding of the work. The painting does not follow any physical law, it has no up or down, it is not ruled by gravity. Malevich felt it was exactly the same as the laws of physics in outer space, or that of the universe.