NO. 9

This painting has many colorful shapes on a terra cotta red background. This is an early interpretation of Rothko’s mature style. In the late 1940s, Rothko started painting amorphous colored shapes expressing his emotion.


Oil And Mixed Media On Canvas
53 1/16 x 46 5/8 in.
134.7 x 118.4 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.
© 1998 by Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko