Mark Rothko, who lived between 1903 and 1970, is known as one of the main figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement in American art of the 20th century.
Rothko was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of ten. He graduated from Portland Lincoln High School in 1921. He attended Yale University, studying both liberal arts and sciences until he left without graduating in 1923. He later moved to New York and briefly studied at the Art Students League. Rothko began teaching at the Brooklyn Jewish Center Central Academy in 1929.
Rothko exhibited in the 1930s with a group of modern artists calling themselves "The Ten" and worked on federally sponsored art projects for the Works Progress Administration. His art was later shown in one-man exhibitions at the Art Museum in Portland and the Gallery of Contemporary Art in New York in 1933.
Mark Rothko's Style
In the 1940s, Rothko's artistic subjects and style began to change. Previously, he painted scenes of urban life with a sense of isolation and mystery; After World War II, he turned to timeless themes such as death and survival, and concepts borrowed from ancient myths and religions. Instead of depicting the everyday world, he began to draw "biomorphic" forms suggesting other plants and living things from the world. He was also influenced by the art and ideas of Surrealists such as Max Ernst and Joan Miró.
In 1943, Rothko and fellow artist Adolph Gottlieb wrote a manifesto of their artistic beliefs, such as "Art is an adventure into an unknown world" and "We support the simple expression of complex thought". Rothko and Gottlieb became known as Abstract Expressionists, along with Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, and others. His art was abstract, meaning it made no reference to the material world, but it was quite expressive and had strong emotional content.
In the 1950s, Rothko's art was purely abstract. He even preferred to number his canvases instead of giving descriptive titles. He had achieved his distinctive style: Working on a large, vertical canvas, he drew several colored rectangles floating on a colored background. In this formula, he found endless variations of color and ratio, resulting in different moods and effects.
Rothko's use of large, simplified color spaces (rather than hand gestures and drips of paint) has resulted in his style being categorized as "Color Space Painting". He painted with subtle, layered washes of color that seemed to glow from the inside, and he designed his large-scale canvases to be seen at close range so that the viewer felt engulfed in them.
Mark Rothko Famous Works, Paintings
Rothko, who died at the age of 67; back; The Crucifixion (1935), Entrance to the Metro (1938), Oedipus (1944), Slow Vortex by the Sea (1944), Number 9 (1947), Red Four Darkness (1958), Rothko Chapel (1965), Nameless, Black on Gray ( 1969) and many other works of art.
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