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Title The artist's reality [electronic resource] : philosophies of art / Mark Rothko ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Rothko.
Author Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970.
Publication New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [2004]
Copyright date ©2004
Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 8 unnumbered pages, 136 pages) : color illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction / by Christopher Rothko -- The artist's dilemma -- Art as a natural biological function -- Art as a form of action -- The integrity of the plastic process -- Art, reality, and sensuality -- Particularization and generalization -- Generalization since the Renaissance -- Emotional and dramatic impressionism -- Objective impressionism -- Plasticity -- Space -- Beauty -- Naturalism -- Subject and subject matter -- The myth -- The attempted myth of today -- Primitive civilizations' influence on modern art -- Modern art -- Primitivism -- Indigenous art.
Summary "Mark Rothko (1903-1970) created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting over the course of his career. Rothko also wrote a number of essays and critical reviews during his lifetime, adding his thoughtful, intelligent, and opinionated voice to the debates of the contemporary art world. Although the artist never published a book of his varied and complex views, his heirs indicate that he occasionally spoke of the existence of such a manuscript to friends and colleagues. Stored in a warehouse since the artist's death more than thirty years ago, this manuscript, titled The Artist's Reality, is now being published for the first time." "This book discusses Rothko's ideas on the modern art world, art history, myth, beauty, the challenges of being an artist in society, the true nature of "American art," and much more The Artist's Reality also includes an introduction by Christopher Rothko, the artist's son, who describes the discovery of the manuscript and the complicated and fascinating process of bringing the manuscript to publication. The introduction is illustrated with a small selection of relevant examples of the artist's own work as well as with a reproduction of a page from the actual manuscript."--Jacket.
Bibliography Includes index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 -- Written works.
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 -- Philosophy.
Painting -- Philosophy.
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970.
Philosophie de l'art.
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970.
Rothko, Mark.
ART / History / General.
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970. (OCoLC)fst00016334
Authorship. (OCoLC)fst00822442
Painting -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01050602
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Rothko, Christopher.
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970. Artist's reality. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2004 0300102534 (DLC) 2004011574 (OCoLC)55228622
ISBN 9780300184495 (electronic bk.)
0300184492 (electronic bk.)

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