Rothko : The Color Field Paintings

Author(s): Janet (COM) Dore (FRW); Bishop Ashton

modern art

Mark Rothko's iconic paintings are some of the most profound works of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionism. This collection presents fifty largescale artworks from the American master's colour field period (1949-1970) alongside essays by seminal modern art critic and Rothko biographer Dore Ashton and SFMOMA curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Featuring illuminating details about Rothko's life, influences, and legacy, and brimming with the emotional power and expressive colour of his groundbreaking canvases, this essential volume brings the renowned artist's luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time.


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Mark Rothko (1903-1970) was one of the foremost members of the Abstract Expressionist movement. He is known for his colour field paintings, which used staining techniques to create abstract fields of colour on large canvases.Janet Bishop is the Thomas Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Dore Ashton is an award-winning critic of modern and contemporary art, and author of About Rothko, a celebrated biography of Mark Rothko.

General Fields

  • : 9781452156590
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : September 2017
  • : December 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Janet (COM) Dore (FRW); Bishop Ashton
  • : Hardcover
  • : 120