Mark Rothko

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Recently breaking the record price for post-war art at a Sotheby’s auction, Rothko’s White Centre (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose) is indicative of this artist’s tremendous and enduring legacy as a master of color. This beautifully produced, oversized monograph presents roughly 100 works (70 paintings in full-color plates and 28 drawings) from private and public collections, tracking the evolution of his signature style. The monograph begins with Rothko’s early work, focusing specifically on the delicate hues ...

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Overview

Recently breaking the record price for post-war art at a Sotheby’s auction, Rothko’s White Centre (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose) is indicative of this artist’s tremendous and enduring legacy as a master of color. This beautifully produced, oversized monograph presents roughly 100 works (70 paintings in full-color plates and 28 drawings) from private and public collections, tracking the evolution of his signature style. The monograph begins with Rothko’s early work, focusing specifically on the delicate hues and subtle textures of his relatively small paintings on gesso board. It continues with an exploration of the stratified and chalky color that appear in his surrealist works that signal his increasing pull toward abstractionism and ends with a survey of his mature works, where all of these techniques culminate into the gradated colors in rectangular forms that would become hallmarks of his style. The portion addressing his late works is divided into three sections: a group of paintings from the early 1950s; ten paintings that were shown at the 1958 Venice Biennale; and the nucleus of the former Panza Collection. The Blackform paintings from the 1960s and the ultimate Black on Greys conclude the monograph, providing glimpses of an even more austere art at its inception, and creative horizons the artist would die before realizing. A fine selection of works on paper is also included to outline specific aspects of each period of Rothko’s artistic career.The book also includes a tribute by Michelangelo Antonioni, an interview by Gillo Dorfles, a preface by Christopher Rothko, five essays by international specialists, a chronology, and a complete bibliography.

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  • ISBN-13: 9788861302921
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 6/10/2008
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Oliver Wick, critic and art historian, is Guest Curator at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel.

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Table of Contents

"Do they negate each other, modern and classical?" Mark Rothko, Italy and the Yearning for Tradition Oliver Wick Wick, Oliver 5

Mark Rothko's The Artist's Reality: Philosophies through an Italian Lens Christopher Rothko Rothko, Christopher 27

Mark Rothko's Three Italian Journeys Giovanni Carandente Carandente, Giovanni 33

A Song without Words ... An Encounter with Mark Rothko Gitto Dorfles Dorfles, Gitto 41

Temps Mort: Rothko and Antonioni Jeffrey Weiss Weiss, Jeffrey 45

Rothko: Exhibitions and Critical Reception in Italy Claudia Terenzi Terenzi, Claudia 57

Works 71

List of Works 196

Appendix

Sources 203

Gillo Dorfles

Toti Scialoja

Emilio Villa

Giulio Carta Argan

Miguel Lopez-Remiro

John Fischer

Furia Colombo

Katy Spurrell

Chronology Jessica Stewart Stewart, Jessica 211

Bibliography Renee Maurer Maurer, Renee 221

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