Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red

By Mark Rothko SKU:201057

Mark Rothko's "Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red," painted in 1949, is an immensely special artwork that epitomizes his mastery of color and emotion. The canvas features bold blocks of vibrant violet, black, orange, and yellow hues against a backdrop of white and red. This striking composition draws viewers into an immersive experience, provoking a deep emotional response. Rothko believed in the power of art to convey raw human emotions, and this painting achieves just that. Its ability to evoke contemplation and introspection makes "Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red" an enduring testament to Rothko's brilliance and its significance in the world of abstract art.

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Title: “”Mark Rothko’s Vibrant Symphony: Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red””
Year Painted: 1949

Mark Rothko’s “”Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red,”” painted in 1949, is an exceptional artwork that stands as a testament to his unparalleled command of color and emotion. This captivating canvas features bold and luminous blocks of violet, black, orange, and yellow hues harmoniously juxtaposed against a backdrop of white and red, creating a mesmerizing visual symphony that resonates with viewers on a profound level.

In 1949, Rothko was fully immersed in his exploration of color and its potential to evoke raw human emotions. This painting represents a pivotal moment in his artistic journey, where he moved towards larger, simpler forms and embraced abstraction as a means to connect with viewers at a visceral level.

The significance of “”Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red”” lies in its ability to transcend the realm of representation and invite contemplation. Rothko believed that art should be a conduit for emotional expression and spirituality, and this canvas achieves just that. The vibrant colors seem to pulsate and radiate with life, creating an immersive experience that draws viewers into a state of introspection.

The composition’s boldness and dynamism are hallmarks of Rothko’s distinctive style, where the colors appear to interact and vibrate, eliciting a profound emotional response. The painting’s grand scale further enhances its impact, enveloping spectators and enveloping them in its radiant aura.

“”Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red”” is a prime example of Rothko’s desire to create a direct emotional connection with the viewer, transcending the need for representational elements. The absence of recognizable forms allows the colors to take center stage, speaking directly to the viewer’s soul and evoking a wide range of feelings and sensations.

Today, this masterpiece holds a revered place in the world of abstract art and is celebrated for its timeless appeal and enduring influence on subsequent generations of artists. Its universal language of color and emotion continues to captivate and inspire audiences worldwide.

In conclusion, Mark Rothko’s “”Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red,”” painted in 1949, is a mesmerizing symphony of color and emotion. Its bold and vibrant composition, along with its ability to evoke contemplation and introspection, make it a truly special painting in the annals of art history. Rothko’s profound understanding of the emotive power of color is magnificently manifested in this masterpiece, securing its place as an iconic and revered work in the world of abstract expressionism.

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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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