Mark Rothko modern art famous paintings
Oil Painting Reproduction Art by Masterpiece Paintings Gallery About Mark Rothko and his Modern Art Paintings Mark Rothko | Marcus Rothkowitz, Russian abstract painter born in 1903 and emigrated to the USA 5 August 1913. His brilliant career ended 25 February 1970 as the result of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

     Mark Rothko, also know as Marcus Rothkowitz, was a Russian abstract painter born in 1903. He emigrated to the United States of America in August 1913 and grew up in Portland, Oregon.
     His art is known for its subtle colors, firm structures, rich variations, and absence of explicit imagery. Some people consider his paintings intellectual and sensuous.
     During his lifetime, he was considered a Cultural Leader” by a number of the rich and powerful. For example, he attended J. F. Kennedy's inaugural party in 1961.
     Mark Rothko attempted to enlist in the army during WW II but failed the physical exam and was classified 4-F. Bouts of depression frequently caused breaks in his productivity. His brilliant career ended in February 1970 as the result of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
     Rothko's work was prominently featured in the recent movie Changing Lanes” starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson. His 

paintings were even more prominent in the movie Meet Joe Black starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.
     Since a lot of people currently seem obsessed with Subway Scene, 1938, you may better be able to understand the painting if you know that Rothko was still called Rothkowitz when he painted this in mid-November of that year. He had just received his US citizenship a few months earlier and was into Nietzsche at the time.
     If you want to explore the meaning of the painting further you might want to read the PhD thesis of William C. Seitz: “Abstract-Expressionist Painting in America: An Interpretation Based on the Work and Thought of Six Key Figures, Princeton University, 1955.
     Although many people seem to have great difficulty determining the vanishing point of this painting, it's not hard to find if one draws lines through the tops and bottoms of the columns on the left.
     Below we list some of Rothko's most famous paintings. We welcome comments about them and invite you to vote for your favorite. However, please be informed that our time is very limited and we get many inquiries every day.
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Black on Grey, 1969, 81.3 x 93.3 in. / 206.5 x 237 cm
Black on Grey, 1970, 80.3 x 69 in. / 204 x 175.3 cm
Black, Maroons and White, 1958, 105 x 166 in. / 266.7 x 421.6 cm
Black, Ochre, Red over Red, 1957, 100 x 82.3 in. / 254 x 209 cm
Black, Pink and Yellow over Orange, 1951-52, 116 x 92.3 in. / 294.6 x 234.4 cm
Blackish Green Tone on Blue, 1957, 103 x 116.8 in. / 261.6 x 423.7 cm
Blue and Grey, 1962, 79.3 x 69 in. / 201.4 x 175.3 cm
Blue Cloud, 1956, 54.5 x 53 in. / 138.4 x 134.6 cm
Blue over Orange, 1956, 86 x 79 in. / 218.4 x 200.6 cm
Blue, Yellow, Green on Red, 1954, 77.8 x 65.5 in. / 197.6 x 166.4 cm
Brown and Black in Reds, 1958, 91.5 x 60 in. / 232.4 x 152.4 cm
Brown and Grey, 1969, 72 x 48 in. / 182.8 x 121.9 cm
Brown, Black on Maroon, 1957, 91.5 x 76 in. / 232.4 x 193 cm
Composition, 1946, 27.6 x 18.6 in. / 70.1 x 47.2 cm
Dark Grey tone on Maroon, 1963, 134 x 72 in. / 340.4 x 182.9 cm
Four Red, 1957, 81 x 50 in. / 205.7 x 127 cm
Gethsemane, 1945, 34.4 x 35.4 in. / 87.4 x 89.9 cm
Green and Tangerine on Red, 1956, 93.5 x 69.2 in. / 237.5 x 175.8 cm
Green, Red on Orange, 1950, 93 x 59 in. / 236.2 x 150 cm
Grey, Olive, Green, Red on Maroon, 1961, 101.6 x 89.5 in./ 258.1 x 227.3 cm
Homage to Matisse, 1954, 105.5 x 51 in. / 268 x 129.5 cm
Light, Earth and Blue, 1954, 76 x 67 in. / 193 x 170.1 cm
Magenta, Black, Green on Orange, 1949, 85.4 x 64.5 in. / 216.9 x 163.8 cm
Multiform, 1948, 89 x 65 in. / 226.1 x 165.1 cm
Multiform, 1949, 80 x 39.3 in. / 203.2 x 99.8 cm
Number 22, 1949, 117 x 107.2 in. / 297.1 x 272.3 cm
Number 1, White and Red, 1962, 102 x 90 in. / 259.1 x 228.6 cm
Number 10, 1952, 81.5 x 42.3 in. / 207 x 107.4 cm
Number 101, 1961, 79 x 81 in. / 200.7 x 205.7 cm
Number 11, 1949, 68 x 43.3 in. / 172.7 x 109.9 cm
Number 117, 1961, 93 x 81 in. / 236.2 x 205.7 cm
Number 12, 1951, 57.3 x 52.8 in. / 145.5 x 134.1 cm
Number 16, 1958, 79.8 x 69 in. / 202.7 x 175.3 cm
Number 18, 1948-49, 67.3 x 55.8 in. / 170.8 x 141.9 cm
Number 18, 1951, 81.8 x 67 in. / 207.8 x 170.1 cm
Number 19, 1949, 68 x 40 in. / 172.7 x 101.6 cm
Number 203, 1954, 84 x 68 in. / 213.4 x 172.7 cm
Number 207 | Red over Dark Blue on Dark Grey, 1961, 92.8 x 81.2 in. / 235.7 x 206.2 cm
Number 212, 1962, 69.6 x 62 in. / 176.8 x 157.5 cm
Number 26, 1947, 33.8 x 45.3 in. / 85.9 x 115.1 cm
Number 26, 1948-49, 67.3 x 55.8 in. / 170.9 x 141.7 cm
Number 28, 1962, 81 x 76.4 in. / 205.7 x 194.1 cm
Number 61 | Brown, Blue, Brown on Blue, 1953, 116.5 x 92 in. / 295.9 x 233.7 cm
Number 9, 1958, 101 x 82 in. / 256.5 x 208.3 cm
Number 118, 1961, 115 x 102.5 in. / 292.1 x 260.4 cm
Ochre and Red on Red, 1954, 90 x 69 in. / 228.6 x 175.3 cm
Orange and Lilac over Ivory, no date, 116 x 94 in. / 294.6 x 238.7 cm
Orange and Yellow, 1956, 91 x 71 in. / 231.1 x 180.3 cm
Orange, Wine, Grey on Plum, 1961, 104.5 x 92.5 in. / 265.4 x 234.9 cm
Painting, 1961, 93 x 80 in. / 236.2 x 203.2 cm
Poised Element, 1944, 37 x 49 in./ 94 x 124 cm
Primeval Landscape, 1945, 54.4 x 35 in. / 138.2 x 88.9 cm
Red and Pink on Pink, 1953, 39.6 x 25.3 in. / 100.6 x 64.3 cm
Red, Orange, Orange on Red, 1962, 92 x 80.5 in. / 233.7 x 204.5 cm
Rust, Blacks on Plum, 1962, 60 x 57 in. / 152.4 x 144.8 cm
Self-Portrait, 1936, 32.8 x 26 in. / 83.3 x 66 cm
Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea, 1944, 75 x 84.8 in. / 190.5 x 215.4 cm
Subway Scene, 1938, 35 x 47.3 in. / 89 x 120 cm
Three Reds, 1955, 68 x 38.5 in. / 172.7 x 97.8 cm
Tiresias, 79.8 x 40 in. / 202.7 x 101.6 cm
Untitled Number 7, 1957, 69.5 x 44 in. / 176.5 x 111.8 cm
Untitled, 1955, 91.8 x 69 in. / 233.2 x 175.3 cm
Untitled, 1945, 21.8 x 30 in. / 55.4 x 76.2 cm
Untitled, 1945, 27 x 40.5 in. / 68.6 x 102.9 cm
Untitled, 1945, 40.5 x 27.5 in. / 102.9 x 69.9 cm
Untitled, 1947, 61 x 46.5 in. / 154.9 x 118.1 cm
Untitled, 1949, 98 x 65 in. / 248.9 x 165.1 cm
Untitled, 1951, 93 x 57 in. / 236.2 x 144.8 cm
Untitled, 1953, 74 x 61 in. / 188 x 155 cm
Untitled, 1953, 76.5 x 67.5 in. / 194.3 x 171.5 cm
Untitled, 1954, 93 x 56.3 in. / 236.2 x 143 cm
Untitled, 1954, 93.6 x 56.3 in. / 237.7 x143 cm
Untitled, 1957, 79.5 x 69.5 in. / 201.9 x 176.5 cm
Untitled, 1957, 79.5 x 69.8 in. / 201.9 x 177.3 cm
Untitled Number 7, 1957, 79.5 x 44 in. / 201.9 x 111.8 cm
Untitled, 1959, 38.1 x 25 in. / 96.8 x 63.5 cm
Untitled, 1960, 25.5 x 19.5 in. / 64.8 x 49.5 cm
Untitled, 1961, 105 x 83 in. / 266.7 x 210.8 cm
Untitled, 1961, 69 x 50 in. / 175.3 x 127 cm
Untitled, 1961, 92.5 x 81.5 in. / 235 x 207 cm
Untitled, 1963, 69 x 90 in. / 175.3 x 228.6 cm
Untitled, 1964, 81 x 69 in. / 205.7 x 175.3 cm
Untitled, 1967, 81 x 76 in. /207.3 x 193 cm
Untitled, 1968, 29 x 22 in. / 73.7 x 55.9 cm
Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on white and Red, 1949, 81.5 x 66 in. / 207.1 x 167.6 cm
White Band number 27, 1954, 86.6 x 81 in. / 220 x 205.7 cm
White Center, 1950, 81 x 55.5 in. / 205.7 x 141 cm
White Cloud, 1956, 66.5 x 62.5 in. / 168.9 x 158.8 cm
White, Red and Yellow, 1958, 95 x 81 in. / 241.3 x 205.7 cm
White, Yellow, Red on Yellow, 1953, 90.8 x 71 in. / 230.6 x 180.3 cm
Yellow, Blue on Orange, 1955, 102.3 x 66.8 in. / 259.8 x 169.7 cm
Yellow, Orange, Red on Orange, 1954, 115 x 90.8 in. / 292.1 x 228.6 cm
     

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