william eggleston, mark rothko

william eggleston

mark rothko

i was not very impressed by the mark rothko-exhibition at tate modern some year ago (perhaps because i expected to be greeted by some kind of spiritual experience when coming in contact with his paintings?) but i still love them digitally. kind of weird, you would think that the 200×300 cm real deal is better…

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6 Responses to “william eggleston, mark rothko”

  1. danli says:

    ahh i was the same! ive always lovedd them on the internet, i went and saw the tate modern exhibition, and i didn’t ‘feel’ them at all, the large black and red ones.

  2. tammy says:

    ahh, if you’re looking for a Mark Rothko-inspired spiritual experience, if you’re ever in Houston, you must go by the Rothko Chapel, near the Menil museum. I hadn’t even heard of him back in the 80s when I’d visited, and it was an amazing experience. Just thought I’d drop that in your head as something to do should you ever be in TX. I enjoy your blog, lovely and interesting.

  3. Maia says:

    Maybe because digitally you can combine them with another image or setting?
    My experience with this kind of contemporary art is that, in its purest form, it is entirely dependent on the intellectual theory behind it. If one is not a devotee of that kind of art theorizing, if one is not interested in studying that theory, dissecting it, mulling it over, digesting it….then the art benefits greatly from its existence in a setting.
    That’s my opinion. I know a lot of purists who would strongly disagree with me. But having grown up in artists’ colonies made me curiously intrepid about stating my actual opinions about art.

    • tim says:

      though i reckon that theory is of utter importance to modern art the thing that particularly strikes me about mark rothko is that his art is esthetically pleasing to me. i find it rather awkward that the paintings appeal to you more digitally than in real life for i have only seen one mark rothko in real life ever and it was the most astonishing picture i;’ve ever seen, though it was right next to yves klein who’se art is also kind of spiritual to me.. as a matter of fact much of rothko’s art appears as english drop

  4. wow, this are great pics. that kitchen is so immaculate, a little too clean for me, but i’d love it…the papertowel dispenser is like a piece of artwork there…all solo….

    the colors in the latter work is just gorgeous…could stare at it for long time…did stare at it for a long time…

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