Mark Rothko (英語) ハードカバー – 2001/7/15
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This beautifully produced, oversized monograph on the American artist Mark Rothko, presents over 100 of his works in full-color plates that reveal his remarkable genius. Rothko is one of the towering figures of Abstract Expressionism, and in fact, of 20th-century painting as a whole. His paintings, predominantly in a large format and featuring horizontal layers of pigment on a monochrome foundation, will forever be in our pictorial memory as the epitome of classical modernism. By considering Rothko's central groups of works from all creative periods-among them the Rothko Room in the Phillips Collection and the Harvard Murals at Harvard University-this book documents the artist's continuous struggle to arrive at "a consummated experience between picture and onlooker." Rothko's adamant insistence on controlling the presentation of his works set him apart from the art scene as early as the 1950s. His pictures were to be hung closely together in small rooms, in which soft lighting and his large formats were to provide an immediate viewing experience. This book attempts to recreate that atmosphere with a large, uninterrupted plate section that brings to life the vibrancy and power of these paintings, especially when looked at in abundance. In addition to the over 100 color works, "Mark Rothko" includes essays about specific groups of work, an extensive, year by year, descriptive chronology of his life and work, and an exhaustive bibiography of writings about him from the past five years. An essential addition to any collection on 20th century art.
Mark Rothko was born in Russia in 1903, and emigrated to the United States as a child. He studied at Yale University and the Art Students League in New York. He was a founder of the Expressionist group "The Ten" in 1935. He continued to work and exhibit until his death by suicide in 1970. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions both during and after his life at major public institutions throughout the United States, and is in most major collections of modern art.
Essays by Marjorie B. Cohn, Franz Meyer, Eliza E. Rathbone, Jeffrey Weiss and Oliver Wick.
102 color and 52 b&w illustrations
11 x 12.25 inches
Jeffrey Weiss is associate curator of twentieth-century art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Popular Culture of Modern Art: Picasso, Duchamp, and Avant-Gardism, 1909-1917, published by Yale University Press.
目玉はEllsworth KellyやBrice Mardenといった「その手の人々」、Gerhard RichterやGeorge Segal、Robert Rymanという大御所へのロスコ作品に関するショート・インタビューである。特に、ロスコ作品の宗教性を一貫して批判しつつ、リスペクトを忘れないRighterの大人な対応は読んでいて面白い。
なお、John Cageという人がロスコの「Inner Light」について余り面白くない論文を寄せているが、これは現代音楽家のJ. Cageではなく同名の美術批評家なので、要注意。
I was able to view three of his pieces at the Chicago Art Institute. One of
the paintings at the Institute was a transitional piece that I had just been
studying, so to my surprise I was delighted. When I receive a book I rarely
know if it will have color plates. This book and all of the research is the
best I have found on Rothko. After twenty years of reprentational art, it
will be a focus of the colors of Rothko that I may be using in my workings
back to abstract. This is a large book, it is a heavy paperback and has
many, many pages to puruse. I have enjoyed it abundantly. Also the history
is useful in the tranistion of his work. A+ joe Coon A.K.A. artist joemonroe