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Mark Rothko

First Nighter: 'Bauer' Is Marvelously Artistic About Art

David Finkle | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

In the history of art, the importance of patrons has rarely been underestimated. The egregious result of Solomon Guggenheim's support for Rudolf Bauer is one of the most disturbing instances. In Bauer, it receives superlative treatment.

Richmond Burton: Variations on a Theme

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Any form of understanding -- whether musical, language based or visual -- is built on a foundation of repetition. Repetition concentrates the mind. But it is variation -- alteration -- that enlivens our consciousness and activates our imagination.

M.F.A Abstraction, Crapstraction, Dropcloth Abstraction or Zombie Abstraction? Recommended Reading #2

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you haven't seen this series of videos, they're a great learning/teaching resource on the painting techniques of the Abstract Expressionists -- specifically Pollock, Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt and Kline -- by Corey d'Augustine of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Jean Pagliuso and Toni Ross: Sources of Inspiration

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

The mystery of that solitude of space and their collective inspiration permeates the gallery's combined presentation of their work.

Your Definitive Guide To Reading A Piece Of Abstract Art And Getting It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Abstract art can be a doozy. We'd be lying if we said we've never approached a daunting canvas buzzing with indiscernible colors, shapes and stripes a...

A Conversation with Freddy Rodríguez

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Every life has events of consequence. Those happenings impact and direct the future flow of consciousness. Sometimes, the ramifications remain beneath the surface. In other circumstances, the thread is easy to recognize. If you are an artist, such as Freddy Rodríguez, it manifests in your work.

Andy Warhol/ Seeing Red at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

One line gets a big laugh at Guild Hall's production of Red, the play screenwriter John Logan wrote about the painter Mark Rothko: in his studio, supe...

Channeling Modernist Ghosts and the Death Star

Simon Watson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

And in neighboring spaces are a 17-foot-high black wax-surfaced American flag sculpture that appears to be crashing through the gallery's floor and a poignantly solemn detail image of the riderless horse that led JFK's funeral procession.

Sharing Dreams: Reflecting on King, Gandhi, and Jainism at Houston's Rothko Chapel

JAINA | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
JAINA

by Katy Dycus If you have weapons, take them home; if you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem through reta...

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between Christianity and Judaism by picturing Jesus and Jews as separate.

You Can Own Your Very Own Rothko Painting For Just $35 Million

AP | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — A bright orange-yellow and white painting by Mark Rothko is heading for the auction block in New York City, where i...

Happy Birthday, Mark Rothko!

Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts

In honor of Mark Rothko's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year commemorating the late artist's life and work. Today is...

When Graffiti Remains Resemble Famous Paintings

Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

While we're usually the first to mourn the loss of removed graffiti, artist Daniel Ginns is reminding us to look on the bright side and appreciate the...

The Eternal Conceptual: John Bauer's Practice

Bettina Gilois | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

John Bauer grew up immersed in the primal, face to face with the concept of the infinite, as a surfer raised in the beach culture of La Jolla, in Southern California. To hear him describe his experience of the ocean is to glimpse the conceptual existentialism in his work.

An Artist Before Radiation... and After

Marci Rich | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Ohio artist Leslie Miller was working on a collage -- part of a planned series of mixed-media bird paintings -- when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in December of 2003. It is one of the last painted works she was able to complete before losing function on the right side of her body.

Artists Need to Learn How to Deal With Backbiting

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

One evening in June at the Cedar Tavern in 1956, a drunken Jackson Pollock pulled Franz Kline by the hair off his bar stool, and Kline responded by punching Pollock in the stomach, doubling him over. Just another night in the art world.

SOLD FOR $43.8 MILLION

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A large 1953 painting by abstract expressionist artist Barnett Newman has sold for $43.8 million at a New York City auction, setting an au...

Remembering Rothko

Posted 02.25.2013 | Arts

Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz, better known as Mark Rothko, was discovered dead in his apartment 43 years ago today. In his lifetime Rothko create...

Cosmopolis on DVD & On-Screen, Tonight @ Museum of The Moving Image

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

As part of their "Best of 2012" series, the good folks at MOMI are screening David Cronenberg's film adaptation of the great Don Delilo's 2000 novel, Cosmopolis. Both are worth your time. Note to purists: skip this review, the film, and read the book first.

A Conversation with Painter Kendall Shaw

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

n a four-story brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn--a block from Prospect Park--I was able to sit down and speak with painter Kendall Shaw. At 88 years old, he may have slowed down, but he remains an artistic and intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also an engaging raconteur.

A Decade Of Mark Rothko

Posted 12.14.2012 | Arts

Before he surrendered himself to the radiant rectangle -- the shape that would come to symbolize his best-known works -- Mark Rothko had a figurative,...

Rothko Defaced! Why Did The Vandal Do It?

AP | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts

LONDON -- A vandal scrawled graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern on Sunday. The mural, one of Rothko's S...

Happy Birthday, Mark Rothko!

Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed abstract painter, Mark Rothko. The Russian-American artist, known for his radiant rectangles of color, would turn 109 i...

Goodwill Painting Sells For Thousands

Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

Earlier this summer, North Carolina artist Beth Feeback discovered the Goodwill find of a lifetime, nabbing an authentic abstract painting by Ilya Bol...

Famous Abstract Painting Found At Goodwill

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

Every once in a while we hear about some thrift shopper hitting the antique lottery, stumbling upon a Picasso at a local Volunteers for America or unk...