RothkoHardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.30 lb, 96 pages20Availability: In Stock
Pictures as drama
Tragedy, ecstasy, and doom
Following a repertoire of figurative works, Rothko developed his now iconic canvases of bold color blocks in red, yellow, ochre, maroon, black, or green. With these shimmering, pulsating color masses, Rothko stressed that he had not removed the human figure but rather put symbols or shapes in its place. These intense color forms contained all the tragedy of the human condition. At the same time, Rothko explicitly empowered the viewer in the expressive potential of his work. He believed “A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer.”
From his early development through to his most famous color fields, this book introduces the intellect and influence of Rothko’s dramatic, intimate, and revolutionary work.
Jacob Baal-Teshuva, born 1929, is author, critic and independent curator of museum shows. He studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and New York University. His numerous publications include works on Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Jacob Baal-Teshuva lives and works in New York and Paris.
RothkoHardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 0.59 kg, 96 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-0424-9Edition: Spanish
ISBN 978-3-8365-0425-6Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-0426-3Edition: English
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