THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT
This oil on canvas 1962 work,
"Red, Orange, Orange on Red".
A floating field of tangerine orange
is bounded at the bottom by an area
of acidic orange, and at the top by
a line of red.
Mark Rothko stained the canvas
with several layers of thin pigment,
creating an effect that evokes the
shimmering luminosity of
dawn or sunset.
(On view without distraction
at the St. Louis Art Museum.)