Why I Still Love Rothko

Working in the “art world” (strong emphasis on the quotes), I often find myself visually bored or tired. Toss in the fact that everyone is always searching for the hot new thing and you’ve basically got an easy recipe for disillusion or complacency. The only thing that keeps me going is the art that continues to transcend time, space, and matter. Sounds heady, right?

 

 

Some beauty is fleeting, but there’s actually some out there that isn’t. Exhibit A: Mark Rothko. His deceivingly simple compositions are what dreams are made of – purified color relationships creating vibrational fields, atmosphere and reactive energy. Though he’s a commonly named master of the 20th century, his work continues to be remarkable and even ground-breaking (for me).

 

As the years fly by, the paintings evolve with me. They reveal, transform and cleanse.

Add to your bucket list the Rothko Chapel and I’ll meet you on the other side.

 

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