mark rothko

Gilbert Bretterbauer, Threaded Chair, 2016, painted metal. Courtesy of Rauminhalt. At Collective Design Fair. In the West
Throughout my sporadic academic career I have been extremely fortunate to study with top caliber professors such as Alexander
As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.
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A quirky question, but let's ask it anyway: If an artist decided to paint the same picture more than once -- say, Andrew Wyeth chose to do another "Christina's World" -- would that be legal? Paintings are supposed to be unique works of art, after all.
Every afternoon at four o’clock, people gather on the third floor of the Harvard Art Museums to watch them turn off the Rothkos
What is it that gives the paintings of Mark Rothko their tremendous power? Why do those squares of vibrating color, that seem to float in space, somehow liberated from their canvases, exert such fascination?
It has also been a long, challenging, yet exciting building project, lasting six-years for the expansion and renovation, and at least a decade in the planning.
The glory of the show, and of Rothko's career, is in the final rooms. Rothko reached his full maturity as an artist in the late 1950s and the '60s; he produced masterpieces, by layering strong and assertive colors patiently onto large canvases.
At the time of William Eggleston's exhibition, color was shunned in serious photography circles. Until then photographers used color only for advertising and journalism, and it was widely despised by the mainstream art world of the time.
In the history of art, the importance of patrons has rarely been underestimated. The egregious result of Solomon Guggenheim's support for Rudolf Bauer is one of the most disturbing instances. In Bauer, it receives superlative treatment.
Any form of understanding -- whether musical, language based or visual -- is built on a foundation of repetition. Repetition concentrates the mind. But it is variation -- alteration -- that enlivens our consciousness and activates our imagination.
If you haven't seen this series of videos, they're a great learning/teaching resource on the painting techniques of the Abstract Expressionists -- specifically Pollock, Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt and Kline -- by Corey d'Augustine of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The mystery of that solitude of space and their collective inspiration permeates the gallery's combined presentation of their work.
What would a work like this say about the world from which it came? The essence may be so radical it couldn't yet be put
Every life has events of consequence. Those happenings impact and direct the future flow of consciousness. Sometimes, the ramifications remain beneath the surface. In other circumstances, the thread is easy to recognize. If you are an artist, such as Freddy Rodríguez, it manifests in your work.