Mark RothkoBlue and Grey, 1962, oil on canvas

“I’m not an abstractionist… I’m not interested in relationships of color or forms… I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions–tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”–Mark Rothko, 1956

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Mark Rothko - No. 1 (1962)

“I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.”