Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More on Rothko

Looking at a book of reproductions.

I know this sounds really silly of me but I am starting to notice how he snuck in illusionistic shadows. Doesn't appear to be inconsistent lighting, as sometimes one part is cool and one part warm, but the value transition has been matched.

Hadn't really noticed that before. Unfortunately most of his work I have seen is in reproduction.

And why the heck do they reproduce some of the color ones in black and white and some of the almost monochrome ones in color? The latter is OK as they are fluttery-subtle. But why reproduce something with red and green in the title in black and white?

It's the library's copy--so cost is no object. :)

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