One of Russia’s most famous artists is Kazimir Malevich. During his “Jack of Diamonds” period, he, too, was interested in various French artists with their innovative styles, which included Post-Impressionism and Cubism. Malevich further developed this Cubism, to the point where he created actual styles of his own: Constructivism and Suprematism. His work eventually only revolved around geometry and abstraction. He aimed to achieve the most abstract and purest shape, and used this to experience ‘the purest’. The zenith of his oeuvre was formed by the well-known “Black Quadrangle”. In 1928, abstract art was prohibited by Stalin’s communist regime and, from then on, Malevich was forced to solely produce Social Realist art, which mainly served to show how “beautiful” Russia was thanks to Communism. “Summer Landscape” is an example from this period. The work is painted in a Post-Impressionist style, 50 years after the emergence of this style. The big, blooming tree that is central in this work, also takes centre stage in this collection of jewellery.