No. 21

Oil and acrylic with powdered pigments on canvas | 203.2 x 100cm | 1949

Mark Rothko

In the pivotal year of 1949, Rothko distanced himself from his Surrealist-inspired work of the 1940s and began to explore pure abstraction by painting soft-focus squares in diaphanous colors. 1949 is also the year that Matisse's 1911 painting The Red...
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