rothko & co.

by Stormfish July. 02, 2013 9246 views

i am a child of the 20. century. i grew up when “modern” still included the future and wasn't a term to be superseeded by postmodernism and whatever came next. thus, architecture and art of the 20. century, especially its latest third, means more to me than art of the 19th or even older centuries.

this by no means should say that older art isn't as fascinating as modern art may be… it can be classically beautiful, it may have timeless value, it may even be more ahead of its time than “modern” art actually is. i enjoy looking at art from history as well as i love to be exposed to very recent productions. but modern art will still be my “reference card”; the matrix i measure myself against.

why are we bound, by birth, by experience, to the ideas, ideals and ideology of our own time and location? it may just be the obvious proximity that has impregnated us well enough, just as parents and environment does. yet these familiarities only produce a comfort of belonging and very little binding: it is not a choice we make, it is a condition we live under. and there is plenty of space to move away from it into stranger waters.

still, modernism and the attached existentialism of this period makes more sense to me than any other philosophy of mind. and i'm beginning to suffer from nostalgia for its lost case which, for decades already, has been musealized and stuffed away from further development.

the future that never will be is the future of your childhood dreams.

mark rothko, red's no. 5, 1961 - neue nationalgalerie berlin []

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Agnes Felber 6 years, 6 months ago

Red #5 really needed that person in that exact locaton to bring out the red in there!

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Teo Montana 6 years, 7 months ago

Perfect composition,and as for this Art? It's a FEELING!

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Storytaylor 6 years, 7 months ago

art as a tool of emotional and religious expression for him.

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Abe Jackson 6 years, 7 months ago

I might enlist you to add the verbiage to my images when I exhibit to make them legit. :)

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Rachel Mvm 6 years, 7 months ago

modern art can be intimidating for me but i guess that's why i like it.

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Jacki 6 years, 7 months ago

This is an interesting way to show a museum painting! Well done!

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Josy 6 years, 7 months ago

The main part is to be able to dream every day and to be able to get lost in a red sea in Rothko style and to feel alive

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Antonio Gil 6 years, 7 months ago

If this one were to be taken in Japan, the square would be round.

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