Mark Rothko at MOMA

Often, towards nightfall, there’s a feeling in the air of mystery, threat, frustration – all of these at once. I would like my paintings to have the quality of such moments

Rothko along with Rivers, Warhol, Gottlieb, etc normally always have a spot on the upper floors of the MOMA and if you’re a frequenter of the museum, you’ll notice they keep a hefty rotation. Thankfully, this season they have brought some amazing pieces by the man from the beginning of his days in the late 40’s and the pivotal time in the late 50’s and into the 60’s when he switched from his brighter colors to his darker plums, browns, and blacks (my favorites being No. 16 for instance), check a brief overview of some of the works at MOMA online. The online website is great for a preview, but no camera can ever catch the depth of his work nor of any other painters.

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2 Responses to Mark Rothko at MOMA

  1. Marshall says:

    Perfect quote to introduce this work.

    Probaby my favorite part of the trip, among many, was spent with both of you up there at the MoMA.

  2. Isaac Buie says:

    I agree about the quote. This piece is one of his finest. Beautiful.

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