I’ve been turned on by paintings by Mark Rothko ever since I saw a calendar of his work for sale at Borders in January for half off (about 6 bucks). Being the cheap-skate that I am, I hid the calendar in another section of the store knowing full-well that Borders eventually sells their calendars for $1 at the beginning of February. I returned to the store at the end of January to see if the hidden calendar was still there and of course it was gone. Those Oak Brook Borders workers run a tight ship. Perhaps the fact that I was denied the ownership of this calendar resulted in a planted seed in my brain that Mark Rothko’s work is very desirable. So my interest in Mark Rothko began with this calendar incident.
A couple days ago I visited the Elmhurst Public Library and checked out a massive book on Mark Rothko. As my wife said, “that’s a big book”. It’s over 700 pages of nothing but pure Mark Rothko excitement and adventure. His chromatic abstraction is mesmerizing. Of course, it trenscends simple color theory.
Did you know that Mark Rothko was Latvian? My neighbor ,Mark, and I coulda been buds.
It’s hard to believe that there are only 26 results for: Mark Rothko: on google’s image search (large sizes only). Searching for: Rothko: gives 77 results (large sizes only) ,but alotta of the images are unrelated like this one.