In Graphic Detail: the Life of Mark Rothko

Title:
Mark Rothko : The Story of his Life

Author:
Francesco Matteuzzi & Giovanni Scarduelli

Publisher:
Prestel

The trend for graphic biographies continues with this story of American artist Mark Rothko’s life and attempt to decode the visual language he invented, which puts his immersive colour field paintings among the most recognisable works in modern art history. We follow Rothko’s life from his boyhood emigration from Russia to America, his schooling and early work, the evolution of his art from representational to purely abstract and the dawning of his artistic philosophy, which took him farther and farther away from the material world toward one of pure form.

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