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Making Room for Rothko

The ominously dark canvasses of American Abstract Expressionist, Mark Rothko, attempt to elevate art beyond physicality and so reveal the infinite.

Rothko’s early works, signed as Marcus Rothkowitz, were figurative and took their subject matter from Ancient Greek and Christian mythologies whilst drawing on his uneasy relationship with religion in general, and his Jewish heritage in particular. He was later to veer away from these fairly derivative techniques and explore expansive colour-fields…

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Remy Dean

Remy Dean

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Author, Artist, Creative Consultant in Education. ‘This, That, and The Other’ fantasy novels published by The Red Sparrow Press. https://remydean.blogspot.com