Simon Schama’s Power of Art – Rothko, part 3 of 7

Rothko’s work was influenced by Nietzsche, Greek mythology, and his Russian-Jewish heritage; Rothko’s art emanated emotional content that he articulated through a range of styles that evolved from figurative to abstract.  Rothko’s early figurative work – including landscapes, still lifes, figure studies, and portraits – demonstrated an ability to blend Expressionism and Surrealism. His search for […]

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Simon Schama’s Power of Art – Rothko, part 1 of 7

A documentary about the american abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. A BBC program. Mark Rothko (Latvian: Markus Rotkovičs, Russian: Марк Ро́тко; born Ма́ркус Я́ковлевич Ротко́вич; Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz; September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970) was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist, although he himself rejected […]

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