Links and References
Mark Rothko "Untitled"
Mark Rothko, born Marcus Rothkovich in Dvinsk
Russia, came to the US in 1913. He was largly self-taught as an artist.
In the 1940's Rothko work became influenced by surelism, but went into
the nonobjective style that he is best known for.
| This style is known as the color-field branch
of abstract expressionism. This style of painting is when an artist
takes large, hazily defined rectangles of color and paints them on the
canvas. He used anywhere from bright happy colors to dark murky colors
to convey his emotions and a sense of spirituality.
Tan and Purple
| One of his most important late works
is the Rotko Chapel. In this chapel, in Houston, Texas, he painted
somber, contemplative murals.