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Grey, Orange on Maroon, No. 8

Grey, Orange on Maroon, No. 8

Mark Rothko (in 1960)

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In so called Colour Field Painting, colour expresses nothing but itself and the artist's signature in the form of the brush stroke is avoided. The diffuse contours of Rothko's planes of colour make them appear to float and glow. There are only two Rothko's part of Dutch collections.

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Title Grey, Orange on Maroon, No. 8
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is on view in room 25
Dimensions Height 229 cm
Width 258.5 cm
Depth 4.7 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Mark Rothko
Accession number 2764 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1970
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1970
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America

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Mark Rothko

Dwinsk 1903 - New York 1970

Mark Rothko was born in Russia, but as a child emigrated to America in 1913. Rothko briefly followed a number of art courses, but as artist was largely...

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