Entrance to Subway

By Mark Rothko SKU:201035

Mark Rothko's "Entrance to Subway," painted in 1938, is a captivating artwork that holds immense significance in the artist's early career. Departing from traditional representation, Rothko delves into abstract expressionism, hinting at the style that would define his later masterpieces. The painting showcases a subway scene with blurred figures and vivid colors, conveying a sense of movement and urban dynamism. It marks a crucial moment in Rothko's artistic exploration, foreshadowing his renowned color field paintings. "Entrance to Subway" remains special as it captures the genesis of a revolutionary artist who would reshape the landscape of modern art.

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Title: Mark Rothko’s “”Entrance to Subway”” (1938): A Pivotal Step into Abstract Expressionism

Year Painted: 1938

Mark Rothko’s “”Entrance to Subway,”” painted in 1938, is a remarkable artwork that signifies a crucial turning point in the artist’s early career and the evolution of abstract expressionism. This painting stands as a significant piece within Rothko’s oeuvre, hinting at the revolutionary style he would later become celebrated for.

Born in 1903 in Latvia, Rothko immigrated to the United States in 1913. He delved into the world of art, experimenting with different styles and techniques. “”Entrance to Subway”” emerges from a phase in Rothko’s artistic journey where he was breaking away from traditional representation and venturing into abstraction to express deeper emotional and psychological realities.

The painting portrays a scene at a subway entrance, but instead of a literal depiction, Rothko employs bold, blurred forms and vibrant colors. The figures are reduced to a mere suggestion of human presence, engulfed by the dynamic ambiance of the urban setting. The deliberate lack of detail in the figures invites the viewer to explore the essence of the scene rather than focusing on superficial appearances.

“”Entrance to Subway”” is a visual exploration of movement and energy. The play of colors and forms creates a sense of rhythm and flux, capturing the constant motion and vitality of the city. It immerses the viewer in the urban experience, evoking feelings of excitement, anticipation, and anonymity often associated with metropolitan life.

Beyond its surface appearance, the painting represents a significant shift in Rothko’s approach to art. “”Entrance to Subway”” marks the beginning of his exploration of abstract expressionism, where he sought to convey complex emotions and universal themes through the interplay of color, form, and texture. This departure from representational art would ultimately pave the way for Rothko’s iconic color field paintings, which would become synonymous with his name.

“”Entrance to Subway”” is special not only for its artistic merit but also for its historical importance in Rothko’s development as an artist. It foreshadows the profound impact he would make on the art world, challenging conventions and pushing the boundaries of creative expression. As an early masterpiece in his body of work, it serves as a critical bridge between his figurative beginnings and the transcendent abstraction that would solidify his position as a leading figure in modern art.

In conclusion, Mark Rothko’s “”Entrance to Subway”” painted in 1938 is a pivotal artwork that showcases the artist’s initial steps into abstract expressionism. Through its evocative use of color and form, the painting captures the essence of urban life while signaling the revolutionary path Rothko was embarking upon. It remains an extraordinary piece that reveals the genesis of an artist who would leave an indelible mark on the world of art and continue to inspire generations of art enthusiasts and creators.

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Original size:
75 x 50 cm (width x height)
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50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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