From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City:
So many take satisfaction in claiming Rothko simple. My experience is museums buzz with alertness wherever his paintings are displayed. Good conversation starters for modern-eras in history, and not just art history.
Mark Rothko was born September 25, 1903, in Daugavpils, Latvia. He defied categorization, but is usually regarded as an abstract expressionist, a member of the New York School.
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Who is the woman in the photo?
- Rothko at the Met
- Website dedicated to Rothko and his works (prints available)
- “Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) sold for $36.5 million in New York,” In November 2014; painting from 1955
- Rothko at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas