Mark Rothko at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
September 20, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Mark Rothko’s epic and at the same time very human and intimate work speaks to the imagination of millions of people. Using many layers of paint, he builds the most intense colour fields that incite emotions like fear and tragedy, but also ecstasy and euphoria. It is the work of an artist who went through difficult times and experienced two world wars, and who managed to turn his experiences into unique works of art.
- Visit the unique Mark Rothko exhibition at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
- The first big Rothko exhibition in Holland in 40 years!
Rothko, colourful autodidact
Of Jewish Russian descent, Rothko grew up in America and did not discover his talent as a painter until late in life. He considered himself an autodidact and became famous for his ‘classic style’, using huge colour fields on large canvases that gave rise to many emotions. From jubilant yellow to sombre blue, the huge monochromatic fields are overwhelming!
The whole story
More than forty years after his last big exhibition in Holland, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag announced a new exhibition of this famous artist’s work. Naturally it will devote attention to his classic style but you will also see his early work and artistic development, which led to his well-known abstract work.
Address: Stadhouderslaan 41, The Hague