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Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko is my assigned artist, I loathe most abstract art but here we go. His paintings which he called Color Field Paintings are several large colored rectangles not uniformly chapped or colored, the edges of the box are sloppy but that adds life. The colors used are to convey emotion in the piece; the lack of symbols is fine due to the colors speaking directly to the spectator. He started this style in the 1950’s and continued painting in it until his death in 1970. I like his sense of humor though, he was contracted for The Seagram’s Murals, and he put them uncharacteristically  vertical “to make the dinners more uncomfortable as they ate their over-priced meals”. 


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