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“I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on…The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience as I had when I painted them.” -Mark Rothko
In the late 1940s and 50s, Mark Rothko (1903-70) was one of the leading American artists who created wall-scale abstract paintings that filled the viewer’s field of vision and became a form of environment. Together with painters such as Clyfford Still, he wanted to express a sense of the sublime, an idea associated with religious awe, vastness and natural magnificence.
This documentary chronicling Rothko’s life explores his visual language with contributions from his daughter and son, friends, artists, art historians, collectors and curators.