Thursday, June 10, 2010


Yesterday I visited the Modern Art Museum. This photo was taken from the 4th floor window. Every where there are photo opportunities!

Sometimes I need a little explanation - ok a LOT of explanation!

Mark Rothko painting. I got lost in the colors and shapes. I was almost hypnotized. Later that evening Phil and I saw the play RED starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne. It's an intimate look at the time Rothko was commissioned to paint for the new Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram's building. It was a time of too much alcohol, depressions and anger. The relationship between Rothko and his assistant brings forth a glimpse of Rothko's passion.

This is a painting that surprised me. It is by Matisse and was different than anything I had seen by him. Has anyone else seen this painting or another by Matisse that was a surprise?

There are many more photographs I could post, but hey I remember sitting in a dark living room with 8 other people viewing a friend's slides that went on and on! Two out of the 8 were sound asleep and ....... snoring! YIKES! Hopefully, no snoring here! :-)


  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Have more fun!

  2. Very interesting! I didn't realize that Rothko had those problems.
    Love the minimalist stuff!! I know what you mean when you say you need a lot of explanation.

  3. Wonderful site and I am very inspired by Rothko, I must see the movie!

    Art by Karena

  4. The picture you took will make a wonderful abstract! Nice angle to render.. I love Rothko..In fact my inspiration to try abstracts! Enjoyed reading your thoughts here:-)

  5. No---no snoring at all...a wonderful post! You are not the first person who has told me they felt "hypnotized" by Rothko! What powerful paintings. I have always liked Alfred Molina...does he play Rothko?

  6. Hey funny, Linda... I just returned from my first trip to NY. So much to see.. I just grazed the surface. Looks like I'll have to go back!

  7. Hi Linda,

    I went to the rohko exhibit at the tate last christmas 12 months in london. Definately mesmerising. There're so big you get lost. love your interpretations.

    Ny is on our wish list - very jealous


  8. Thanks for the nice comments Linda. This is a great post. Who would've thought that's a Matisse--CRAZY!!


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