No. 19

By Mark Rothko SKU:201053

Mark Rothko's "No. 19," painted in 1948, is a profoundly special artwork that epitomizes his abstract expressionist style. A colossal canvas of vivid, floating rectangles in deep, saturated colors creates an immersive experience for viewers. Rothko masterfully evokes emotional intensity through minimalistic elements, inviting contemplation and introspection. The painting's ethereal ambiance, achieved through carefully layered hues, engulfs spectators, provoking an intense connection with their emotions. Rothko's ingenuity lies in his ability to evoke profound emotions with a seemingly simple composition, making "No. 19" an enduring testament to the power of abstract art.

54 cm

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Total € 250

Title: “”Mark Rothko’s No. 19: A Timeless Masterpiece of Abstract Expressionism””
Year Painted: 1948

Mark Rothko’s iconic painting, “”No. 19,”” created in 1948, stands as a testament to his mastery of abstract expressionism and has cemented its place as a timeless masterpiece in the art world. This canvas, with its captivating array of floating rectangles immersed in deep, rich colors, exudes an unparalleled emotional intensity that continues to resonate with viewers.

Rothko, a prominent figure in the abstract expressionist movement, believed that art should evoke emotional responses rather than represent tangible objects. His shift towards a more abstract style, evident in “”No. 19,”” allowed him to explore the spiritual and emotional depths of the human experience.

The year 1948 marked a pivotal moment in Rothko’s artistic journey, during which he began experimenting with large-scale compositions and his signature “”multiforms.”” “”No. 19″” showcases Rothko’s ingenious approach to layering colors, where luminous hues seem to radiate from within, creating an otherworldly atmosphere that draws viewers into an introspective state.

This painting’s exceptional quality lies in its ability to transcend the limitations of representation, encouraging viewers to contemplate the complexities of their own emotions. Rothko’s deliberate use of color and form induces a unique experience for each observer, prompting introspection and evoking a wide range of emotions. The subtle variations of shades and the illusion of movement within the seemingly static forms imbue “”No. 19″” with a sense of life and vitality.

In essence, “”No. 19″” is not merely a painting but an immersive journey into the depths of the human psyche. Its enduring appeal can be attributed to its universal quality, as it touches upon the profound aspects of the human condition that resonate with people across cultures and generations.

Today, “”No. 19″” holds a significant place in art history and remains highly sought after by collectors and museums alike. Its significance extends beyond its aesthetic value; it represents a paradigm shift in modern art, where artists like Rothko sought to push the boundaries of creative expression and challenge conventional notions of representation.

In conclusion, Mark Rothko’s “”No. 19,”” painted in 1948, is a remarkable example of abstract expressionism that transcends time and cultural barriers. Its captivating use of color, form, and emotional depth makes it a truly special painting that continues to leave a profound impact on anyone fortunate enough to experience it in person.

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

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