Rothko's work being about both horizontality and spatial considerations is telling, and raises his work to a level of complexity not often seen. The color bands are flat but they hover, the colors are symbolic of the artist's emotional state(s) and are tied ultimately to Surrealism, Jung and psychological issues. Harris and Zucker work well together.
They build off each other very well trying to understand the psychoanalysis behind RothkoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s works. The size of his paintings is one of the most important as well. They were extremely large in size and were often laid on the floor to envelope the viewer into a humming trance-like atmosphere.
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The Painting Techniques of Mark Rothko
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