Reel Thursday: The Silence of Mark Rothko (2016)

Painter Mark Rothko is best known for imposing canvases that eschew representation in favor of pure color and texture—using them to express fundamental human emotions. The Silence of Mark Rothko lingers on paintings and locations – using architectural shots, interiors and streetscapes, to link Rothko’s paintings to the world he inhabited.

 

Featuring works from his early mythological period, his classic color field paintings, his later Black on Grey pieces, and the Rothko Chapel in Houston, the film is a unique artistic biography that provides a heightened level of intimacy and familiarity with its subject’s work through carefully chosen visuals and interviews.

 

Reel Thursdays is a series of films organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: ‘Jason Martin: Meta physical’.

 

Free admission.