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Artists portrait of Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

  • Born: 25. September 1903 in Dünaburg, Lettland
  • Died: 25. February 1970
Whenever the term Abstract Expressionism is mentioned one has to think immediately of Mark Rothko, who belonged to the early exponents of this movement in the Fifties. Mark Rothko was born on Sept. 25th 1903 in Dünaburg, Lithuania. Together with his family, he emigrated into the U.S. in 1913. During his career as a painter he came in contact with Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s, which he greatly influenced with his large-format featuring merging into one another coloured rectangles. The painted areas, often with a sharp colour contrast, are placed next to one another and thereby gain an enormous prominence because of the fading outlines at their edges, which was described by critics in such terms as spatial vibration or lyrical colour sensibility. Undisputed are the highly suggestive and at the same time decorative effects of his paintings, which impart a highly emotional, even mystical prominence, because of their reduction to a few complementary colours in simple formstructures. There was nothing to be seen in his pictures other than colour, but what was seen had a strong impact on the viewer. Mark Rothko, who died on the Feb. 25th 1970 in New York made an important contribution to the meditative orientation of Abstract Expressionism.