Mark Rothko, Works on Paper
Includes 86 drawings and sketches reproduced in full color dating from the late 1920s through 1969 Two gatefolds nearly three feet wide make it possible to view studies of Rothko's work, many of them reproduced in their actual sizes Mark Rothko, a monumental figure in twentieth-century American art and a founder of Abstract Expressionism, is universally known for his huge paintings depicting floating rectangles of glowing colors. Less well known are his works on paper: he held onto most of these, and they were unavailable and largely unknown during his lifetime and during the long years of litigation that followed his death. Now the finest of them can at last be seen. Mark Rothko: Works on Paper presents the intimate legacy of a giant of modern art. As author Bonnie Clearwater writes, With the symmetry, tidy execution, and minimal gesture, the small works on paper often seem to be more quintessential Rothko than many of his canvases. They should be appreciated for their subtlety, their directness, and what they disclose about the artists aesthetic."
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INTRODUCTION by Dore Ashton
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1949 Watercolor Abstract Acrylic on paper Adolph Gottlieb American Art Antigone artist brown and gray canvas studies Chapel triptych Christopher Rothko Cizek Clement Greenberg colored construction paper composition Diane Waldman Dionysus Dominique de Menil Dore Ashton early 1950s Watercolor Edward Alden Jewell forms Goldwater Harvard mural image 54 ink on paper January Kate and Christopher Katharine Kuh Lent by Kate London Mark Rothko Foundation Menil Milton Avery model for Tate mounted on Masonite myth mythic paintings Nietzsche Oil on canvas paintings on paper paper 11 paper 39 paper mounted Peggy Guggenheim Pen and ink Pencil on colored pencil on paper Plate rectangles reproduced actual Robert Goldwater Rothko Chapel Rothko painted Rothko's Black Paintings Seagram Building Seagram murals sheet sketch for Chapel sketch for Harvard Surrealist Tate Gallery installation Tempera on colored tempera on paper triptych Untided Untitled model Untitled sketch viewer Watercolor white border Whitechapel Art Gallery York