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Old 08-22-2018, 06:42 AM
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rothko books?

there are a few books out there on him but can any1 cut the trawl and advise on which one anymore than the others concentrates more on the technical side of things ie what type of paint he used rather than how depressed he was ...cheers very interested in him
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:07 PM
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Re: rothko books?

Oil paint? Go somewhere where you can view one or more of his paintings. I went to the Chicago Art Institute, myself. You are supposed to stand 18 inches in front of the painting, so that it takes up almost your whole field of vision.

I find if I wear sandals and step out of them, barefoot on the floor, the experience is even greater. Guards don't like it.

Other times, I would sit on a bench in front of one and sketch abstractly. I think I sketched 20 pages or more once.

Because there's so little in Rothko's, I find them endlessly inspirational.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:55 PM
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Re: rothko books?

It is definitely worth experiencing Rothko's color field paintings in person. They have a lot of qualities that just don't come through in reproduction.

That said I would also be interested in information on the technical side. Paints and pigments used, application techniques, etc.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:28 PM
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Re: rothko books?

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I find if I wear sandals and step out of them, barefoot on the floor, the experience is even greater. Guards don't like it.


I like this. I am in to an art (sculpture) that is meant to be touched. Museums do not allow touching. I am autistic. I do the art because it has the most meaning to an autistic person. Just "looking at it" makes no difference. I think of the ancient caves where art (animal art) was painted and carved on the walls. A person did not just "look" they added, subtracted, worshipped or prayed or whatever you would call "calling the Gods."
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:35 AM
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Re: rothko books?

Hi UseHerName ...Excellent can't wait to see your blog notify me when you have it up and running would love to see your sculpture My son is autistc to so are two of my good friends in fact the world needs to see the person before the autism as hey here we are and I am discussing autism more than your art ...it is instilled in us to be ignorant myself included, with my son my thoughts are in general that I am not worthy to be in a conversation with him! My brain is different to his mine I feel generaly lacking compared to his.In regards to anyone else interested in Rothko he generaly was secretive about his mediums but I think from testing they found oils acrylics house paints and he used rabbit skin glue on his canvas..other than that the guy wielded some wizardry when it came to color
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