Monday, August 2, 2010

Rothko on My Mind


I have been thinking about Mark Rothko a lot lately. It all began when somebody brought in an old poster into the local arts society where I work. 

It reminded me of how much I enjoyed learning about Rothko in college, and how breathtaking his late period works are in real-life.

As I start to make inspiration boards for our new kitchen and living room, I was drawn to this painting:

Mark Rothko
Red, Orange, Tan, and Purple,
1949
Oil on canvas 84 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches (214.5 x 174 cm)
Private collection

How amazing would this look on our exposed brick walls with a black leather couch across the room?

As nice as that would be, I don't think we'll be able to afford an original anytime soon.


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