Art & Design
Mark Rothko (1903–1970) | The Dark Final Years；No. 13 (White, Red on Yellow)
The New Yorker
Paintings from the period when Rothko abandoned the yellows, bright reds, and oranges of his early-fifties masterworks in favor of blacks, burgundy, deep green.
The Dark Final Years of Mark Rothko
The Pace gallery shows the Abstract Expressionist’s late work, in which he abandoned high-keyed colors.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mark Rothko was born on this day in 1903. Works like "No. 13 (White, Red, on Yellow)" epitomized what he said was "the simple expression of the complex thought."
Mark Rothko (American (born Russia), 1903–1970) | No. 13 (White, Red on Yellow) | 1958 | © 2016 ARS
Abstract Expressionism, the style of painting that achieved prominence in the 1950s, encompasses two very different sensibilities.