Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Myths and Multiforms...

"To us art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explained only by those willing to take risks. This world of the imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense. It is our function as artists to make the spectator see the world our way — not his way. We favour the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth… "

— Mark Rothko (w/ Adolph Gottlieb), Abstract Expressionist Manifesto

Some Rothko works are currently on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Hop on the bike and culture yourself. Take someone you love along with you.

(Reminds me, I need to get to work designing the next Bootlegger's Bliss logo; got a nice concept in the hopper...)


Graham said...

Are the Rothko's part of the permanent exhibit or a special exhibition? I take the kids down there a lot. We usually start with the art museums and then check in with the dinosaurs to see how they are doing. The Hope Diamond is a disappointment though.

iconoclasst said...

Graham, it appears Rothko's works are in fact a permanent fixture--my oversight. Thanks.