Mark Rothko

Annie Cohen-Solal investigates Mark Rothko's life, leading figure of abstraction, and discloses an active intelectual.
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Mark Rothko


Born Marcus Rotkovitch in Dvinsk in the current Latvia, the 10 years old Mark Rothko (1903-1970) emigrate to the United States. He brings with him his talmudic education and his memories of pogrom and persecutions. But his uprooting experiences becomes factor to the aesthetic subversion that he brings in his work. From 1950, he is known as the pioneer of abstraction.

Through his study, he finally conceives Rothko Chapel in Houston, his masterpiece, as a place of meditation to go against the political discussions of his time. By bonding with artists, patrons and commissioners who share immigration, Rothko clears a path for a cosmopolitan environment in art in the United States of the 60s.

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