Current Location:
Lake Superior Hall -> 1st Floor (LSH)
Location Notes:
LSH; 1st fl., Rm. 147

Mark Rothko

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.032.1
Related artists
Tate Gallery
Mark Rothko
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
1999
Description:
Green, yellow and gray rectangles.
Historical Context:
Acclaimed for founding Abstract Expressionism, Mark Rothko was a Russian immigrant whose fascination with concepts of mortality and spirituality deeply influenced his art. Rothko's tendency to place the darkest shades of his spare palette at the top of his oversized canvases was meant to symbolize the mental depression that plagued him, yet his late period obsession was dominated by color, adventure and passion.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Posters