UNTITLED (RED OVER BROWN)

A red square hovers over a brown and blue rectangle on a grey backdrop. Rothko loved music and considered it was similar to his art. Like music, he wanted his work to envelope the viewer in emotions and an experience that created a feeling of limitless space. Even though this painting is small, viewers are meant to sit and contemplate the painting in meditation, similarly to how one enjoys a concert. The colors emulate sound and take the viewer a new place.

DETAILS:

1967
Oil On Paper, Mounted On Canvas
31 x 23 in.
Currier Museum of Art
Gift of Dr. Albert W. Grokoest
1998.17
© 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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