More About Rust and Blue by Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko was a conjurer who used colors to emotionally drive his viewers.
One shouldn’t be surprised to see that his paintings were but a few colors put together into a sweet harmony.
No. 61 or more commonly known as Rust and Blue is also one such painting that displays the combination of three dark colors – violet, blue and rust.
Rothko’s multiform artworks have been an important part of the Color Field Movement making No. 61 one of the more important paintings.
If you first look at the painting, it might look as three colors separated from each other.
However, upon starring it for a while, you will see the depth and layers of other colors used to increase the luminosity of the painting.
Rothko often justified his paintings by using the term “inner light” to describe the approach of his colors.
He never wanted to let us audience understand the painting at once. In fact, he always wanted his audience to stare deeper and let the painting consume the viewer.
His paintings are not meant for a quick glance. It needs the viewer to spend time and engage.
In fact, people were often left with a gush of emotions after staring his painting for a long time.
Most of his exbitions have had people coming out crying or realizing the potential of colors.
Mark Rothko’s No. 61, as monochromatic as it may look, is a representation of the past, the present and the future.
The base layer (red or rust) is the past, although dark, has hues of something warmer too. The very fundamental, the very core of existence, the very first layer on which your subsconscious is based. That’s the past he talks about with the red.
The blue, that is the middle layer, is more closers to the elements of present, complete, distict and glossy. It is perhaps screaming the idea of carpe diem, “now” is what you got.
The final layer, that’s violet speaks of the future that one is yet to experience. There is always something gray about the unknown and the unseen which is justified with the color used to represent it. Most importantly, it feels indefinite.
What makes is beautiful is the fact how all the three spaces mix flawlessly as if they are meant to co-exist naturally.
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