No. 6 (Yellow, White, Blue Over Yellow on Gray)

By Mark Rothko SKU:201076

Mark Rothko's "No. 6 (Yellow, White, Blue Over Yellow on Gray)," painted in 1954, is a truly exceptional artwork. The canvas features a luminous yellow rectangle embraced by a blue and white band, set over a subdued gray background. Rothko's masterful use of color and composition creates a mesmerizing interplay of light and emotion. The painting's harmonious blend of hues draws viewers in, evoking a sense of contemplation and tranquility. Its timeless appeal lies in its ability to transcend language and convey a profound emotional experience, making it an enduring and cherished piece in the world of modern art.

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Title: “”Mark Rothko’s No. 6 (Yellow, White, Blue Over Yellow on Gray): A Sublime Fusion of Color and Emotion””

Year Painted: 1954

Mark Rothko’s “”No. 6 (Yellow, White, Blue Over Yellow on Gray),”” created in 1954, is an extraordinary masterpiece that exemplifies the artist’s profound exploration of color and emotion. This iconic painting features a luminous yellow rectangle enveloped by a serene blue and white band, set against a subdued gray background. Rothko’s deliberate arrangement of colors and meticulous composition creates a mesmerizing interplay of light and emotion, inviting viewers into a contemplative experience that transcends traditional representation.

The year 1954 holds special significance in Rothko’s career, as he was in the midst of his most productive and influential period. During this time, he had fully embraced his signature style of large-scale color field painting, which aimed to elicit deep emotional responses from the viewer. In “”No. 6,”” Rothko’s command of color is evident, as the radiant yellow exudes warmth and optimism while the blue and white band evokes a sense of serenity and tranquility. Against the subtle gray background, these hues come alive, communicating on an ethereal and spiritual level.

What makes “”No. 6 (Yellow, White, Blue Over Yellow on Gray)”” especially special is its ability to convey a wide range of emotions through the subtle manipulation of color and form. The painting’s luminous yellow center draws the viewer’s gaze, radiating a sense of hope and vitality. The calming blue and white band that surrounds the yellow offers a sense of balance and harmony. The juxtaposition of these elements allows for an introspective journey, evoking feelings of introspection, awe, and even a hint of melancholy.

Moreover, Rothko’s intentional use of large color fields encourages viewers to immerse themselves in the artwork, transcending the boundaries of conventional representation. The absence of recognizable figures or objects invites a more personal and emotional response, allowing the painting to connect with the viewer on a deeply individual level.

“”No. 6 (Yellow, White, Blue Over Yellow on Gray)”” has rightfully earned its place as one of Rothko’s most celebrated and sought-after works. Its timeless appeal and emotional depth have solidified its status as an enduring piece in the world of modern art. This masterpiece continues to captivate art enthusiasts and scholars alike, drawing them into a profound exploration of color, emotion, and the human experience.

In conclusion, Mark Rothko’s “”No. 6 (Yellow, White, Blue Over Yellow on Gray),”” painted in 1954, is a sublime fusion of color and emotion. With its radiant hues and deliberate composition, this iconic artwork invites viewers into a contemplative and emotionally charged experience. Rothko’s masterful use of color and form speaks to the universal human condition, making “”No. 6″” a timeless and deeply cherished painting in the history of modern art.

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

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