Untitled (Painting)

This painting shows multiple colored shapes against a dark red background. Its style is a precursor to Rothko’s mature style, displayed from 1949-50 onwards: in these works, he painted simple colored shapes on large canvases, applying paint layer by layer onto a colored background.

DETAILS:

1949
Oil On Canvas
35 1/4 x 54 1/2 in.
89.53 x 139.43 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Gift of Jane and Tony Smith
1967.16
ARS / Mark Rothko

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