Kazimir Malevich Red Spoon Brooch

The red wooden spoon is very clear depicted in the painting ‘Englishman in Moscow’


At the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam a large exhibition is devoted to the work of the Russian avant-garde pioneer Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935). The exhibition is worth taking a look. But the best of all: A red spoon brooch played a strong part in the live of Kazimir Malevich.

First appearance of the red spoon brooch

In 1914, together with Morgunov, Malevich held a Futurist demonstration on Kuznetsky Most in Moscow. There he introduced his first ism: Februarism. During the proclamation, both men have red wooden spoons attached to the lapels of their coats which, together with the motif of a saw, became the emblem of his new movement.

It is no coincidence that both the spoon and the saw occupy a prominent place in the painting An Englishman in Moscow of that same year.

At the Malevich dacha (second house in the country) around 1915. Centre, with pipe: Vladimir Tatlin. Behind him: Ivan Klyun, on the right, Malevich and his second wife Sofia Rafakwich.
At the Malevich dacha (second house in the country) around 1915. Centre, with pipe: Vladimir Tatlin. Behind him: Ivan Klyun, on the right, Malevich and his second wife Sofia Rafakwich.

Malevich Red Spoon Brooch Taschen Close-up

In 1915 the brooch appeared again. At the opening of The First Futurist Exhibition of Paintings all the exhibitors – Olga Rozanova, Aleksei Morgunov, Liubov Popova, Vladimir Tatlin, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Alexandra Exter – wear red wooden spoons.

“The purpose of the spoon is stirring, so what is underneath comes up and the other way around.”

Red Spoon Brooch Kazimir Malevich

Brooches during the opening

When browsing through the pictures of the opening from the exhibition I noticed a lot of similar brooches. It looked very unusual: those stylish neat looking men and women with a large brooch. When looking closer I noticed that it was exactly the same brooch. How was this possible? The search for the mystery of the red wooden spoon brooch began and it ended with the painting shown above.

Yet more proof that brooches play an important role in history!

Malevich Red Spoon Brooch Malevich Red Spoon Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Own a Kazimir Malevich Red Spoon Brooch

Since the Stedelijk Museum is very smart: The red spoon brooch is being sold at the museum store. For around 12 euro’s you can have a Malevich red spoon brooch!
Malevich Red Spoon Brooch

Kazimir Malevich exhibition dates

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam | October 19, 2013 – February 2, 2014
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn | March 11 – June 22, 2014
Tate Modern, London  | July 17 – October 26, 2014

Kazimir Malevich Amsterdam

The portraits of the opening and the last picture at this post belong to the Stedelijk Museum and are taken by De Fotomeisjes.The black and white picture from Malevich comes from the book Malevich by Gilles Néret for Taschen.

19 thoughts on “Kazimir Malevich Red Spoon Brooch

    1. Jeej :) ik vond het ook super om als een soort broche-onderzoeker alles uit te zoeken. Zo gaaf om telkens weer broche verhalen te ontdekken.

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