Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pic Today 12/2/17



THE POWER OF ROTHKO

It's unmistakable!

Everytime they hang a work
by Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
in any museum
(like this current offering
at the St. Louis Art Museum),
it's always given its own place,
unencumbered from distraction.
A space of its own.

So the viewer can experience
the "power of Rothko." 

This oil on canvas, 1962,
"Red, Orange, Orange on Red"
was stained with several layers
of thin pigment, creating an effect
of shimmering dawn or sunset. 

It must be experienced in person.
 

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