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.

DETAILS:

1948
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

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