No. 3/No. 13 (Magenta, Black, Green on Orange), 1949 - Mark Rothko

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No. 3/No. 13 (Magenta, Black, Green on Orange), 1949 - Mark Rothko

With paintings such as Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red), Mark Rothko arrived at his mature idiom. For the next 20 years he would explore the expressive potential of stacked rectangular fields of luminous colors. Like other New York School artists, Rothko used abstract means to express universal human emotions, earnestly striving to create an art of awe-inspiring intensity for a secular world…

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