About Rothko

About Rothko

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by Dore Ashton
     
 

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As the Washington Post says, "Dore Ashton brings the reader to the very core of Mark Rothko's art." She draws on her countless interviews with the artist--giving little credence to the false mythology surrounding his work--to take us to the heart of Rothko's painting, showing its derivation from his reading, travel, and thought.

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As the Washington Post says, "Dore Ashton brings the reader to the very core of Mark Rothko's art." She draws on her countless interviews with the artist--giving little credence to the false mythology surrounding his work--to take us to the heart of Rothko's painting, showing its derivation from his reading, travel, and thought.

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A work biography of the famous abstract expressionist whose canvasses articulate many of the ideas and feelings of modern art, particularly the New York school. Ashton avoids gossip and concentrates on influences, the poets, philosophers, world events, and other artists who helped shape Rothko's imagery. She uses interviews, Rothko's own writing, and her conversations with the artist to portray the complexity of his genius and the scope of an artist's working life. This vital companion to Rothko's work includes, alas, only a few color and black and white reproductions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306812644
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/16/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
1,144,877
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Dore Ashton's books include A Joseph Cornell Album, Picasso on Art, A Critical Study of Philip Guston, A Fable of Modern Art, The New York School, Noguchi East and West, and A Reading of Modern Art. She lives in New York City.

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Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
Dore Ashton befriended Mark Rothko, the famed impressionist painter and she shares her insight into the life of this artist in her book, About Rothko. With some beautiful images, you get a sense of the larger than life work of Rothko. This artist sought to bring out the internal inspiration onto the canvas. To delve into the inner demons we all see and splash them onto his master pieces. This book is a good start to peek into a complex man who pushed the envelope. He could be gregarious and engaging one minute and a recluse the next. Ashton shares her first hand relationship which gives this book a colorful peek into an artist’s life.