Mark Rothko

/Works and biography


Untitled (Red), 1968
Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas, 83.8 x 65.4 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
© 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / ARS, New York, by SIAE 2012


From the late 1940s Rothko began painting pure abstraction, contributing to the development of Color Field painting, marked by vast non-centered expanses of color. In Untitled (Red) the saturated black and red, floating in rectangular shapes, are dominant entities. Through these two-dimensional color-rich fields Rothko translated universal spiritual states, alluding primarily to the tragic human condition.

credits: Hangar Design Group