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The Paralysing Boredom of Perfect Symmetry

In 1955 Thomas B Hess said this in reference to recent work by the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko:

“Rothko approaches the classical, Renaissance problem of achieving the elemental serenity of symmetry in a way that avoids the paralysing boredom that perfect symmetry aspires to.”1… 204 more words

“When I was younger... art was a lonely thing... for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain.“

“When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing.

No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money. Yet, it was a golden age, for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain.

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #5

Seattle, two short days, not enough time.

One of my favorite Museums is here, Seattle Art Museam, 1300 First Ave, Seattle WA 98101 206-654-3100

A little bit of everything here, check out their website for current shows. 37 more words


Modern "art" makes perfect sense

Back in the late 1940s, when the CIA fought Communism, they secretly promoted modern art as a psyops project.  The implicit message was that America was a hip and free country, in contrast to the USSR, where stodgy Communists kept artists stuck in a straightjacket of realism. 633 more words


Rothko, Rothko Everywhere (glass-blowing video at the Grohmann Museum)

I was walking through the third floor of the Grohmann Museum today, when this section of a wall-mounted video display caught my eye.

My phone camera could not do justice to the video’s vibrant colors, but doesn’t it still remind you a little anyway of Mark Rothko’s… 30 more words


Herbert Ferber | Mark Rothko

NEW YORK—David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Herbert Ferber (1906–1991) and Mark Rothko (1903–1970), on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York. 685 more words


Red on Maroon - Mark Rothko

I usually write about things that I like, or that have inspired me.  Today I thought I would give you an artist which I recently said I didn’t like when I wrote about “ 635 more words