Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rothko, blue, green and brown

The painting above is created by Mark Rothko in 1951 called blue green and brown. Most people have trouble understanding his painting. At first glance they might look like just colors, but you look deeper. Rothko establishes an large about of depth throughout all of his painting. This painting was created before his death and I could only assume he used these dark colors because he was depressed. The use of color, depth, and space make not only this painting but all of his other paintings unique. He used such a large scale canvas to draw the viewer in. He wanted to express the basic human emotions.

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