Green and Maroon

By Mark Rothko SKU:201066

Mark Rothko's Green and Maroon, painted in 1953, holds a unique allure in the world of abstract art. This masterpiece exudes an aura of profound contemplation through its juxtaposition of rich, contrasting colors. The deep green seems to merge with the vibrant maroon, enveloping the viewer in a transcendent experience. Rothko's skillful manipulation of color and form allows the painting to evoke a range of emotions, from tranquility to introspection. Green and Maroon stands as a timeless example of Rothko's ability to communicate complex emotions through abstract expression, making it an exceptionally special and captivating work of art.

54 cm

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Total € 250

Title: Mark Rothko’s Green and Maroon: A Transcendent Masterpiece (1953)

Year Painted: 1953

Mark Rothko’s Green and Maroon, painted in 1953, stands as an exceptional and revered work within the realm of abstract art. This profound masterpiece captivates viewers with its mesmerizing blend of colors and evokes a sense of transcendence and introspection.

In Green and Maroon, Rothko expertly utilizes his signature color field technique to create an emotionally charged composition. The canvas is divided into two main sections: the upper part is dominated by a deep, luscious green, while the lower portion showcases a vibrant and intense maroon. The colors seem to meld and interact, blurring the lines between them, evoking a captivating interplay of emotions.

Rothko’s artistic intent was to create an immersive experience that would connect with the viewer on a deeply emotional level. By veiling representational forms and instead employing color as the primary means of communication, he sought to evoke universal feelings that transcended the limitations of language or cultural barriers.

The inherent abstraction in Green and Maroon allows for individual interpretation and introspection. Each viewer is invited to engage with the painting personally, projecting their own emotions and experiences onto the canvas. This open-ended approach to art encourages a profound and unique connection with the work, making it a deeply personal experience for every observer.

The year 1953 marks a pivotal period in Rothko’s career, as he further refined his mature style characterized by large, color-saturated canvases. Green and Maroon exemplifies the artist’s evolution in expressing complex emotions through simplicity, showcasing his unparalleled mastery in manipulating colors to elicit visceral reactions.

Green and Maroon has also gained a special place in art history due to its representation of the spiritual and sublime. Rothko believed that art could function as a conduit to the sublime, offering viewers an experience that transcended the material world and tapped into the depths of the human soul. This spiritual dimension, present in Green and Maroon, has solidified its status as an iconic example of Rothko’s quest to convey the ineffable through abstract expression.

The painting’s enduring allure and significance in the art world have led to its display in prestigious museums and exhibitions worldwide. Its ability to resonate with audiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures speaks to the universality of human emotions, making it an exceptional and timeless work of art that continues to captivate and inspire to this day.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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