Eight Red Rectangles

The Painting of the “Eight Red Rectangles
The painting of Malevich includes 8 rectangles in different sizes. The aim was to understand the painting and further analyse it. The rectangles were moved further away in space and it was concluded somewhere in infinity they would intersect at a distant point. Further ,keeping the heaviest mass static; all the other rectangles were placed at varying heights assuming they are in space.The smallest rectangle was placed at the bottom most quadrant.

It is believed that the eight red rectangles are in space since Malevich was highly inspired by Ariel photography. The aim here is to analyse the current po­sitioning of the rectangles by creating a storyboard based on our previous analysis. By using the axis theory we start moving the rectangles further apart by taking two points on each x and y axis. Models in 2d and analytical methods have been used to present the same. The one rectangle with the heaviest mass is kept constant through out.The procedure is repeated till we observe that the rectangles move further apart in each case whereas the two big rect­angles start coinciding or overlapping into each other.

It can be presumed that these rectangles are a reflection or a mere drift of their initial positions. This is shown by the yellow framed structure.We can also analyse the painting by presuming that these rectangles are more or less of the same size or proportions but are seen from a distance in space so they ap­pear to be of different sizes and ratios. To go further with this analysis a 3d model is made using acrylic fins to support the rectangles and give a feel that they are floating in space.The rectangles are placed at varying heights depending on the size ratio as per the 2d model.

Fig 1
It can be presumed that these rectangles are a reflection or a mere drift of their initial positions.This is shown by the yellow framed structure .The heights of the yel­low frames are kept completely opposite to those of the rectangles. Ie.the smallest block has the largest height This helps in the positioning and understanding the drift of the rectangles.

Fig 2
Keeping the drift of the rectangles in mind we con­clude that finally somewhere the rectangles tend to overlap each other at some distance far away from their original positioning.The axis analysis has to be kept in mind while doing so.

Fig 3
An analysis was done showing the masses and voids of the rectangles. The heights taken of the yellow frames in the previous analysis were instead taken
To create depression in the rectangles. From this one can understand the negative and positive spaces created by the rectangles.

Concept 2 : The Story of Two Squares - El Lissitzky
Each face has red coloured on its front and black on its back.
Each facade can be accessed physically as well as visually.
People can view the change of colour from black to red in a dramatic way from the outside.
Later, the installation can also be used to access the space from inside.

Since there is an overpowerment of the red cube over the black one, the initial idea was to distort or explode the black cube and slowly convert it into a red cube.

The cube could have been dismantled by removing its faces or by removing chunks of masses altogether.