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Sol LeWitt at MASSMoCA

  #art    #contemporary art    #modern art    #installation art    #drawing    #mural    #color field    #sol lewitt    #museums  

gallowhill:

Mark Rothko - Black Paintings in the Rothko Chapel

Photos by Adelaide de Menil Carpenter

Mark Rothko(born Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz, 1903-1970), an American painter of Latvian Jewish heritage, struggled against antisemitism his whole life. He created this nondenominational chapel as a way for everyone, regardless of religion, to feel a shared and universal spirituality.

In the Rothko Chapel, viewers are surrounded by “black” paintings— and black appears to me to be Rothko’s most spiritual color. Instead of symbolizing death and darkness, the black glows with a subtle and radiant light, and the complexities that lie just below the surface create a mysterious and majestic composition.

The last series Rothko painted before committing suicide was also “black.”

  #art    #art history    #your art history lesson for today    #modern    #rothko    #mark rothko    #minimal    #color field    #look closer  
sanfranciscomagazine:

Don’t drop the Rothko (Winni Wintermeyer).

sanfranciscomagazine:

Don’t drop the Rothko (Winni Wintermeyer).

  #no    #that would be bad    #art    #modern    #color field    #minimal    #abstract expressionism    #abstract  

phytos:

Helen Frankenthaler 

Adapting Jackson Pollock’s technique of painting canvases laid flat on the floor, Frankenthaler developed her own technique of pouring diluted paint directly onto canvas, then manipulating it with mops and sponges to create vivid fields of color.

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Morris Louis, Abstract Expressionist

  #art    #art history    #morris louis    #color field    #abstract expressionism    #color    #abstract