Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, Baptismal Scene, 1945. Watercolor on paper, 19 x 14". Whitney Museum, New York.

1903-1970. Russian-born US painter, an Abstract Expressionist and a pioneer towards the ends of his life, of Color Field painting (an abstract style dominated by areas of unmodulated, strong color) . Rothko produced several series of large-scale paintings in the 1950s and 1960s, examples of which are owned by Harvard University, The Tate Gallery, London, and a chapel in Houston, Texas. (Brockhampton)


Patrice said...

Ah - I love Rothko.. all that wonderful black and white. I even named my harlequin Great Dane after him.

Thanks for posting this!

artslice said...

Hi Patrice... you're so welcome! I really like him too. How cool you named your dog after him!

The Clever Pup said...


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I do a lot of arts posts. I try to keep it light too.

Keep up the good work