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Author Rothko, Christopher.

Title Mark Rothko : from the inside out / Christopher Rothko.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.13 Rothko,M ROT    Available
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Description ix, 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mark Rothko and the inner world -- Ceci n'est pas un frigo -- The quiet dominance of form -- The tyranny of size -- The artists' reality: Mark Rothko's crystal ball -- Stacked [text struck through] -- The Rothko Chapel: our voices in the silence -- The Seagram Murals: the epic and the myth -- Untitled -- Mark Rothko and music -- Rothko's humor -- The mastery of the '60s -- Black and grey -- Works on paper: outside the box -- Van Gogh's ear -- Return to Dvinsk via Daugavpils -- Mell-Ecstatic -- MR & CHR.
Summary "Mark Rothko (1903-1970), world-renowned icon of Abstract Expressionism, is rediscovered in this wholly original examination of his art and life written by his son. Synthesizing rigorous critique with personal anecdotes, Christopher, the younger of the artist's two children, offers a unique perspective on this modern master. Christopher Rothko draws on an intimate knowledge of the artworks to present eighteen essays that look closely at the paintings and explore the ways in which they foster a profound connection between viewer and artist through form, color, and scale. The prominent commissions for the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Seagram Building murals in New York receive extended treatment, as do many of the lesser-known and underappreciated aspects of Rothko's oeuvre, including reassessments of his late dark canvases and his formidable body of works on paper. The author also discusses the artist's writings of the 1930s and 1940s, the significance of music to the artist, and our enduring struggles with visual abstraction in the contemporary era. Finally, Christopher Rothko writes movingly about his role as the artist's son, his commonalities with his father, and the terms of the relationship they forged during the writer's childhood." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 9780300204728 (hc.)
0300204728 (hc.)

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