If you want to be healthy and well-proportioned, drink carrot coffee! Cut the carrots into very small pieces, let them dry out, and then fry them in a pan on your kerosene stove, but be careful not to let them burn! In this dried (or at least browned) form, the carrots can be brewed like coffee, and you can drink the result. You don’t even have to brew them—just put them in the teapot on your samovar just like you brew tea and, as they say, you’ll end up with a delicious and hearty drink!
I've started to paint two pictures at the same time: a realistic one and a suprematist one. I am unable to finish the first work: it is so extraneous to paint from memory, without nature. I gave it up and won't change my mind. The second one is almost finished.
I am only fond now of formal and emotional poems, insofar as their meanings are artfully buried away.
It’s incredibly infuriating that spring only comes around once a year.
My most esteemed Mikhail Vasilyevich!
The art collective Supremus is soon to begin publishing a journal of the same name. It will be periodical and make no pretences at impartiality. Its programme is to be Suprematism in paintings, sculpture, architecture, music, new theatre e.t.c. Its content will be articles, news, letters, aphorisms, poems, reproductions of Suprematist paintings and craftworks, articles in fiction and non-fiction e.t.c.
Aware of your sympathies for our movement, the art collective Supremus invites your participation in the journal and, should you be interested, invites you to send at your first possible convenience any articles on art, criticism or other related fields which you have currently written and ready for publication. You have, I believe, previously heard from Kazimir Severinovich concerning our project and the character of the proposed journal.
I have now moved to Moscow where I am considering establishing myself on a more permanent footing. Contributors to the journal will include members of the Supremus collective such as Udaltsova, Popova, Klyun, Menkov, Pestel, Arkhipenko, Davydova, Rozanova and others. Malevich is to be editor. We are to have poems from Kruchenykh, Alyargov and others.
With respect, Olga Rozanova
I have learnt a few folk songs and sometimes we get together and give them a bash. While I would hardly call my life monotonous, I am certainly working a lot, so I often get tired and am not feeling at my best. The cold weather continues to bear heavily on us. I will probably stay in Moscow over the summer, as I need to continue with my work. While it will almost certainly be hot and uncomfortable in the city, I really want to earn some more money.
I now prefer to work on my paintings of a morning instead of preparing for lectures. Come Easter, a Suprematist exhibition is slated to take place in a private house. If I have enough time, I’ll produce some paintings featuring “transfigured colouration” for this event. You do, of course, wish me success?
How are the Caucasus? We read in the papers and hear on the streets that the population there is being conscripted. Is this correct? There was another draft recently in Moscow, but only for the workers. As for the larger picture, the political landscape seems to be shrouded in mystery.
Malevich is living at his dacha, and says that he will be able to rent you two rooms there on the upper floor in the summer for 20 roubles a month.
Well goodbye for now. Best wishes, write soon, and stay in good health.