Rothko creates dramatic contrast in this painting, which displays a deep forest green rectangle on top of a white rectangle, against a beige backdrop. This painting exemplifies the luminosity Rothko sought to create by applying extremely thin layers of paint, a technique inspired by the luminosity of Rembrandt’s paintings.
32 1/2 X 25 1/2 in
82.6 X 64.8 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, bequest of Caroline Wiess Law