Here are a couple of photos from a new series of photographs I called The Rothko Photos.
Two large fully illustrated Rothko books came my way recently and I decided to go through them again.
How Rothko’s work evolved always fascinated me……….. a bit like Mondrian.
For those who do not know Mark Rothko he was a Russian/American painter. He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label.
His recognition in the artwork is proven by the sales of his art. In May 2012 Rothko’s 1961 painting Orange, Red. Yellow was sold by Christie’s, New York, for US$ 86.9 million, setting a new record for post-war paintings.
The spiritual foundation and content of his art is proven with the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.
Anyway, I was sitting reading his books when suddenly this series of photos emerged.
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