Prospect Refuge Studio - Mark Rothko

Stop, breath, observe, take another breath, and look again. This is how a Rothko should be consumed. Stand close and avail yourself to the large blocks of layered colors. Allow yourself to feel the interaction of tone and how the reds, burgundies, browns harmonize and accentuate one another. The abstract expressionists of the 1950s were not just throwing paint on a canvases and calling it 'Art'; They were reaching toward an aesthetic congruent with a feeling, not a subject. 

February 2018Victoria Sass