This website hosts a collection of Mark Rothko prints, posters and paintings from the career of this exceptional abstract artist from the 20th century. The artist came to the United States and set about helping to shape the future of American and International modern art, through his abstract style which quickly drew praise from academics and fans alike. His reputation remains undimmed today, and Rothko100.org aims to draw together some of the finest paintings from his long and dinstinguished career.
Rothko also is well known for producing the Rothko Chapel, a religious location designed with his own abstract style in mind. Modern sculptures line the walkways up to the main building, where the artist then offers us a clue as to his architectural flair which is matched by abstraction on the walls of the chapel. There can be no doubt that his contribution to this project was unique and a key element to his career's achievements, but this website concentrates most on his prints, posters and paintings.
American artist Rothko provided us with some of the most frequently reproduced art from the 20th century. You will find prints and poster reproductions of his career highlights in the homes of Americans right across the country, will his abstract style also particularly popular in European countries too. We provide a collection of his finest artwork and offer you the opportunity to purchase them online from our recommended art retailer, Art.com.
Rothko tended to use certain colours frequently and would place clear areas of colour which contrasted simply within his abstract approach. Primary colours were common, though there were also some that used a subtler approach using various shades of grey. It is unusual to find an artist who remained so consistent in style throughout his career, and this serves to make his career output instantly recognisable.
Mark Rothko prints provide many with the opportunity to enjoy the artist's best work in their own home, rather than travelling to a Rothko exhibition, which maybe a long way away. The simplicity of modern art tends to make it ideal for modern homes, who themselves are based on a minimalist approach. New houses will often need entirely new contents and therefore new dwellers may seek the work of artists like Rothko in order to provide their walls with something suitable.
www.rothko100.org provides a reference for those looking to understand more about his career as well as full galleries of his very best known abstract paintings. Rothko holds importance with in the art world, both for the story around his work, but also the journey that he went on from Europe to America, as so many other artists made in the 20th century.
It is impressive to see the list of famous artists who have moved on from the likes of Latvia, as with Rothko, and other regions of Eastern Europe to seek a new life in America, where their natural artistic abilities had a far greater opportunity to shine. Without the move, most of them would never have built the international reputations that they did.
www.Rothko100.org gives you access to 100 of the most famous Mark Rothko paintings and provides links to where you can buy high quality art print reproductions of them to add to your own home. We believe this website to be the best resource online for fans of this incredible artist who continues to draw in new fans from around the world all the time.
Mark Rothko posters are cheaper and easier to add to your wall than prints, but not always suitable for some types of art. Fortunately, abstract art like that seen here is perfect as a poster because of the relative simplicity and modern nature of this approach. You will find Rothko featuring frequently in sales of student posters and similar types of market stalls.
You will see from the pictures in this website that this was an artist who liked to use colours such as oranges, blues and yellows as well as white as a way of creating negative space. Typically, white would be used to create the most striking of contrasts and you will see examples of this across this page.
Rothko's brilliance was in the timing of his career, when abstract art was very much a work-in-progress, as was a sufficient fanbase for it's contributors. Rothko prints' simplicity was a shock at the time, but this style of art is now very much commonplace and accepted as part of the art world.
White and Maroon (Red) can be seen below and this is our personal favourite from the abstract period of Rothko's career. The balance and beauty of colour here is exceptional and this must have ranked as one of the most pleasurable artworks for the great creative, from a long list of abstract work. This is one of the most requested reproductions from his career and fans of the artist seem to agree with it's qualities. Yellow and Orange, as seen on this page, is probably their other favourite piece.
The main colours used by this artist were blocks of reds, blues, whites, yellows, oranges and greys. He also used a very dark grey, approaching black, for his work on the Rothko Chapel, which was a rare venture for him into architecture and interior design. His combination of abstract paintings and architectural design made the chapel an exciting element to his career, and certainly a part that retains great interest for those looking to learn more about his achievements and legacy.
Mark Rothko paintings mark an important period in the development of art in the 20th century, with American artists starting to truly dominate the best art of that period. Rothko himself was a key member of this group and held particular importance within the area of abstract art. This was an artist who wanted spectators to feel his work and make up their own minds about what his abstract depictions actually represented.
The artist created whole series within his abstact style, and these are for what he is now best known. Despite this, there are also many other styles of work to be found within his career, though, such as some portraits of friends and family. Most of his alternative work came in the earlier days of his career where the artist was experimenting to find his preferred direction.