Mark Rothko

Untitled (Red)

1968

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.

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Artist Mark Rothko
Date 1968
Medium Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
Dimensions 83.8 x 65.4 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
Accession 2012.92
Collection Schulhof Collection
Type Work on paper

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