Malevich described his painting as no “empty square”, but instead it was the “feeling of nonobjectivity”. These descriptions provide detail about the essence of the non-objective world that Malevich felt such a connection to.
We will notice texture created by the brushstrokes, on the white and black surfaces. Art sources state that Malevich sometimes utilized two different pigments of white, lead white and zinc white, to create the idea of texture.
X-Ray studies revealed that Malevich wrote a note under the paint. It read, “A battle of negroes…”, the rest of the inscription was reportedly illegible. Some have stated it possibly read, “Battle of negroes in a dark cave” or “Negroes battling in a cave”.