Mark Rothko Quotes

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Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risks. -Mark Rothko
The people that weep before my paintings are having the same religious experience that I had when I painted it. -Mark Rothko
If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom. -Mark Rothko
And last, it may be worthwhile trying to hang something beyond the partial wall because some of the pictures do very well in a confined space. -Mark Rothko
It is really a matter of ending this silence and solitude, of breathing and stretching one's arms again. -Mark Rothko
The abstract artist has given material existence to many unseen worlds and tempi. -Mark Rothko
Without monsters and gods, art cannot enact a drama. -Mark Rothko
Small pictures since the Renaissance are like novels; large pictures are like dramas in which one participates in a direct way. -Mark Rothko
There is more power in telling little than in telling all. -Mark Rothko
We assert that the subject is crucial and only that subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless. -Mark Rothko
Silence is so accurate. -Mark Rothko
If you are moved only by the color relationships, then you miss the point. -Mark Rothko
To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk. -Mark Rothko
The reason for my painting large canvases is that I want to be intimate and human. -Mark Rothko
My art is not abstract, it lives and breathes -Mark Rothko
Pictures must be miraculous: the instant one is completed, the intimacy between the creation and the creator is ended. -Mark Rothko
The picture must be... a revelation, an unexpected and unprecedented resolution of an eternally familiar need. -Mark Rothko
Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness. -Mark Rothko
There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. -Mark Rothko
That is why we profess a spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art. -Mark Rothko
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