1907 – 1960
Age of Global Conflict

Mark Rothko's No. 3/No. 13

Mark Rothko, No. 3/No. 13, oil on canvas, 1949 (MoMA)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris,
Dr. Steven Zucker

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Christopher Gildow wrote on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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.

lisa d wrote on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

They build off each other very well trying to understand the psychoanalysis behind Rothko’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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