No. 2

By Mark Rothko SKU:201119

Mark Rothko's "No. 2," painted in 1954, is an extraordinary artwork. This abstract expressionist masterpiece showcases Rothko's mastery in using color to evoke deep emotions. The canvas features two rectangular fields of vibrant orange-red hues, seemingly floating on a maroon background. The striking contrast and lack of distinct forms draw the viewer into a contemplative space, inviting personal interpretation and emotional engagement. "No. 2" is special because it exemplifies Rothko's ability to communicate on a profound level, transcending the boundaries of language and cultural differences, and leaving a lasting impact on anyone who experiences its captivating and emotive presence.

54 cm

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Title: Mark Rothko’s No. 2 – A 1954 Masterpiece of Emotional Intensity

Year Painted: 1954

Mark Rothko’s “”No. 2,”” painted in 1954, stands as a truly special and iconic artwork in the realm of abstract expressionism. This masterpiece exemplifies Rothko’s extraordinary talent in using color and form to evoke profound emotions and contemplation in the viewer.

Measuring approximately 8 feet in height and 6 feet in width, “”No. 2″” commands attention with its imposing size and bold composition. The canvas features two large rectangular color fields, vibrant with shades of orange and red, seemingly suspended on a maroon background. The juxtaposition of these intense and contrasting hues creates a striking visual effect that draws the observer into the painting’s emotive depths.

Rothko’s deliberate use of color in “”No. 2″” is not just an artistic choice; it is a gateway to emotional expression. The radiant orange and red tones radiate an energy that ignites passion and evokes visceral responses. The warm hues contrasted against the enveloping maroon backdrop create a sense of depth and intensity, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the emotional experience.

One of the defining qualities of Rothko’s art is the absence of recognizable imagery, which allows viewers to connect with the painting on a deeply personal and introspective level. “”No. 2″” serves as a mirror of the viewer’s own emotions and experiences, offering a space for self-reflection and contemplation.

Rothko believed that art had the power to communicate universal human emotions, transcending language and cultural barriers. “”No. 2″” stands as a testament to this belief, as it resonates deeply with people from diverse backgrounds, evoking a wide range of emotions and responses.

The impact of “”No. 2″” extends beyond the realm of art appreciation; it has become an influential piece in modern art history. Rothko’s ability to create an emotional experience through abstract forms has left a profound impact on subsequent generations of artists and art enthusiasts alike.

Over the years, “”No. 2″” has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, garnering admiration and acclaim. Its enduring allure lies in its ability to transcend the boundaries of time and space, continuing to captivate and engage viewers across generations.

In conclusion, Mark Rothko’s “”No. 2,”” painted in 1954, is a masterpiece of emotional intensity. Its powerful use of color and form creates an immersive experience that resonates deeply with the viewer. This exceptional painting stands as a testament to Rothko’s artistic brilliance and enduring legacy, making it a very special and revered piece in the world of abstract expressionism.

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

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