Mark Rothko

Red on Maroon, 1959

1959
Contemporary living room
Contemporary living room
Cosy living room
Cosy living room
Reading corner
Reading corner
Hallway
Hallway
Scandinavian kitchen
Scandinavian kitchen
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Traditional kitchen
Contemporary bedroom
Contemporary bedroom
Rustic bedroom
Rustic bedroom
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Contemporary living room
Contemporary living room
Cosy living room
Cosy living room
Reading corner
Reading corner
Hallway
Hallway
Scandinavian kitchen
Scandinavian kitchen
Traditional kitchen
Traditional kitchen
Contemporary bedroom
Contemporary bedroom
Rustic bedroom
Rustic bedroom
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Rothko: Red on Maroon, 1959 (custom print)
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This painting was from a collection originally painted for the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building, New York. It has also been known as ‘Mural Section 4’ – which probably alluded to where it should hang in the room. However, once the murals were completed, Rothko withdrew his permission to use the paintings as he felt that their content did not complement the setting. This painting along with others in the set, was gifted to the Tate in 1968.
  • Artist Mark Rothko
  • Artwork Red on Maroon, 1959
  • Image size 266.7 x 238.8 cm
  • Date of work 1959
About the artist
Born in Russia in 1903, Rothko immigrated to America in 1913. In the early 1940s he began using archaic symbols and Jungian shapes to represent the primal emotions embedded in myths. By 1947 he had abandoned the human figure and developed a highly original form of abstraction with paintings showing large edges of colour. His death by suicide in 1970 lead many to believe that his work reflected his depressed state, but Rothko insisted that his work did not represent his personal emotions but rather his theories on the condition of humankind.
  • Portrait aspect Yes
  • No Canvas Yes
  • Artwork code T01165
   

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