Mark Rothko | the artist
Born Sept 25 1903, Dvinsk, Russia.
Died Febr 25 1970, New York City, USA.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
“I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotion- tragedy, ecstacy, doom, and so on- and the fact that lots of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I communicate those basic emotions… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point!”.