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Rothko: The Color Field Paintings (Hardcover)

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This collection presents 50 large-scale works from Rothko’s color field period (1949–1970) alongside essays by his son, Christopher Rothko, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Filled with illuminating details about Rothko’s life, influences, and legacy, this essential volume brings the renowned artist’s luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time.

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Mark Rothko's iconic paintings are some of the most profound works of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionism. This collection presents fifty large-scale artworks from the American master's color field period (1949-1970) alongside essays by Rothko's son, Christopher Rothko, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Featuring illuminating details about Rothko's life, influences, and legacy, and brimming with the emotional power and expressive color of his groundbreaking canvases, this essential volume brings the renowned artist's luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time. A textured case and large-scale tip-on on the front cover round out this sumptious package.

About the Author


Mark Rothko (1903-1970) was one of the most important painters of the twentieth century. Christopher Rothko is Mark Rothko's son. He is a writer and psychologist and chairs the board of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. Janet Bishop is curator of painting and sculpture at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781452156590
ISBN-10: 145215659X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 120
Language: English

 

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