Wednesday, 27 January 2016

"L'Atelier Rouge" by Matisse - 1911

"L'Atelier Rouge" by Henri Matisse, 1911, ooc, 162 x 130 cm., (64 in × 51 in), MOMA, New York
"The Red Room" by Matisse at the MOMA, which Marc Rothko visited every day for a month, was the source of all his colour-field-paintings. If you look at it, he said, you become  that colour and you become saturated by it.
'Saffron' by Marc Rothko, 1957, ooc, 177 x 137 cm, Lichtenstein, private collection

"My art is not abstract, it lives and breathes." - quote Marc Rothko

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