Rothko- Simple Expression of Complex Thought

In these illustrations, color and structure are inseparable: the forms themselves consist of color alone, and their translucency establishes a layered depth that complements and vastly enriches the vertical architecture of the composition.

Simple Expression of Complex Thought
Non-objective Compositions
In the New York Times Rothko and Gottlieb had written: "We favor 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." By 1947 Rothko had virtually eliminated all elements of surrealism or mythic imagery from his works, and nonobjective compositions of indeterminate shapes emerged.
Simple Expression-1 - Art Print by Shabbir Degani based on Rothko's Yellow & Blue
Simple Expression-2 - Art Print by Shabbir Degani based on Rothko's Untitled from 1953
Simple Expression-3 - Art Print by Shabbir Degani based on Rothko's No.2
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