Rothko: Boxed Note Cards

About the Artist

Mark Rothko (1903–1970), who was central to the development of postwar abstract painting in the United States, is best known for the luminous paintings he made in the 1950s and 1960s. These classic works are characterized by their soft-edged, rectangular forms and broad, thin washes of color. The National Gallery of Art is the largest public repository of Rothko's works, with a collection that includes nearly 300 paintings on canvas and paper and a study collection of more than 600 additional works on paper.

Rothko: Boxed Note Cards

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This boxed note card set contains reproductions of five vibrant Rothko color field paintings. Rothko worked on large canvases, but he resisted categorizing his paintings as "monumental." Instead, he felt that the scale of his work was intimate, establishing a close physical relationship with the viewer. The extraordinary works presented here—including Untitled (1949) from the National Gallery of Art collection, shown on the cover—invite contemplation, and their power is often described in the vocabulary of the spiritual.

  • 10 note cards and envelopes, 2 each of 5 images
  • Boxed

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