Comments on: Rothko/Sugimoto http://abstractcritical.com/note/rothkosugimoto/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anthony Boswell http://abstractcritical.com/note/rothkosugimoto/#comment-74517 Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:55:11 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6440#comment-74517 There has to be a vast difference between the Rothko’s that were made through interaction with the canvas and the light being something that stems from an altogether different source from photographs, the paintings coming from the inner source and having that eternal quality that arises from a direct relationship with making ones own light and then being able to let it live by itself afterward. It has to do with the life that one knows and can feel emanating from the Rothko’s even when your not present, it bridges a gap otherwise unbridgeable by any other means.

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/rothkosugimoto/#comment-70489 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:12:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6440#comment-70489 One of the many values of Abstract Critical is the emergence of new ,perceptive and interesting writers based on their experience .Nick is very good at describing how he feels about what hes looking at.Its his strength.Whether or not Rothko spent time at the beach,I can experience what he was getting at in these paintings any night after the street lights dim by looking into the dark above the sea.There is a palpable sense of deep and active space ,between you and the horizon,whether it is clearly visible.This space propels itself towards you,and the pebbles you are standing on and the rippling water recede into insignificance.Whether one wants to wax romantically lyrical like Casper Friedrich or just experience nature, its there for everyone but rarely appreciated as a truly thrilling experience.Rothko does it for me and always has with most of his work.I cant wait to see Matisse in search of Real Painting at the Met.Maybe Ab Crit can have an extended look at that

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By: Robin http://abstractcritical.com/note/rothkosugimoto/#comment-69330 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:10:42 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6440#comment-69330 glad you highlighted the fact regarding Rothko’s darker paintings; that they aren’t necessarily windows into his deepening depression, but that they merely represent the sort of work he felt compelled to make at that point in his career.

seemed to be an interesting exhibit.

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