Rothko,Mark: 1903-1970
by Diane Waldman (9780500282755)

Rothko,Mark: 1903-1970
 
Diane Waldman
Release Date: 25 Jul 2001
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
Category: C 1900 To C 1960
ISBN: 9780500282755
ISBN-10: 0500282757



In this major critical appraisal, Diane Waldman assesses Mark Rothko's place in the history of twentieth-century art. She writes of his childhood as an immigrant from Russia, his student days at Yale, his early career as a struggling artist, and his crucial role in the development of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. The progression of his work is analysed in detail, from his early figurative experiments of the 1920s to the emergence of his characteristic mature abstract style, with a particularly illuminating discussion of the achievement of the late canvases. His relationship with such contemporaries as Adolph Gottlieb and Clyfford Still is also examined in some depth. A detailed chronology of Rothko's life and an exhaustive exhibitions list and bibliography are valuable ancillary features. The many illustrations include not only reproductions of oils and water-colours, but also photographs of the artist, his family and friends.

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