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Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 3 of 7

Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 3 of 7

Snake Ranch | conversationswiththelight:   Mark Rothko, oil on...

Snake Ranch | conversationswiththelight: Mark Rothko, oil on...

Black Painting Nº 8, by Mark Rothko, 1964  These works mark a complete break with his colour field paintings of the 1950s, not only for their radically different deployment of colour. At first glance, these paintings may appear solid black. However, prolonged contemplation reveals the slow build-up of the surface through multiple layers and the close attention Rothko paid to gradations in tone and texture.  Rather than annihilating colour and light, the Black-Form paintings ap

Black Painting Nº 8, by Mark Rothko, 1964 These works mark a complete break with his colour field paintings of the 1950s, not only for their radically different deployment of colour. At first glance, these paintings may appear solid black. However, prolonged contemplation reveals the slow build-up of the surface through multiple layers and the close attention Rothko paid to gradations in tone and texture. Rather than annihilating colour and light, the Black-Form paintings ap

Great video from MoMA explaining The Painting Techniques of Mark Rothko: No. 16 (Red, Brown, and Black)

Great video from MoMA explaining The Painting Techniques of Mark Rothko: No. 16 (Red, Brown, and Black)

video about the play, "Red," which purports to be about Rothko and his paintings for the Seagram Building

video about the play, "Red," which purports to be about Rothko and his paintings for the Seagram Building

Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 7 of 7

Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 7 of 7

Marks Rotko California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1949. ph V. Heiks

Marks Rotko California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1949. ph V. Heiks

Citation: Mark Rothko at work, 1952 / Kay Bell Reynal, photographer. [Photographs of artists taken by Kay Bell Reynal], Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Citation: Mark Rothko at work, 1952 / Kay Bell Reynal, photographer. [Photographs of artists taken by Kay Bell Reynal], Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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