The White Circle.
By Alexander Rodchenko
As the funeral bells of color painting toll, the last “ism” [of Painting] goes to its eternal rest, the last love and hope collapse, and i leave the house of dead truths. The moving force is invention (analysis), not synthesis. Painting is the body, creativity the spirit. My job is to create something new out of painting, so I examine what I do practically. Literature and philosophy are for the experts in those fields, but I am making new discoveries in painting. Christopher Columbus was neither a writer not a philosopher; he merely discovered new lands.
Alexander Rodchenko: Rodchenko’s System, 1919, from the catalogue of the Tenth State Exhibition: Nonobjective creation and suprematism, Moscow, 1919 (in Russian)