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An Artist’s Own Words

Writings on Art by Mark Rothko

Reviewed by Christopher Andreae
Christian Science Monitor

"Those soft-contoured, light-infused zones of weighty color, sometimes looming toward the viewer, sometimes moving away, offering access yet denying it — the traits of Mark Rothko's classic paintings are unmistakable. They suggest a deep silence — the noiseless intensity of paint-resting-on-surface like contained condensation. Perhaps it is this quietness that, until recent years, has persuaded people that Rothko himself had somehow chosen to avoid words and explanations. But it has also taken years for his writings to surface." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor Review.

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