Mark Rothko, ‘Black on Maroon’ 1959
Mark Rothko, Black on Maroon 1959 . Tate . © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2020

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Mark Rothko

Red on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Red on Maroon  1959

Red on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a vertically orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a muted maroon. As is suggested by the work’s title, this is overlaid with a large red rectangle, which in turn encloses a narrower maroon rectangle, suggesting a window-like structure. The red paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges seep slightly, blurring into the areas of maroon. Different pigments have been used within the maroon, blending shades of crimson and mauve colour. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

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Black on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Black on Maroon  1958

Black on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a horizontally orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a deep maroon. As is suggested by the work’s title, this is overlaid with a large black rectangle, which in turn encloses two slimmer, vertical maroon rectangles, suggesting a window-like structure. The black paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges are feathered, blurring into the areas of maroon. Different pigments have been used within the maroon, blending the colour from a deep wine to a muted mauve with accents of red. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

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Red on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Red on Maroon  1959

Red on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a horizontally orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a muted maroon. This is overlaid with a large red rectangle, which in turn encloses a maroon square, suggesting a window-like structure. The maroon paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges seep slightly, blurring into the areas of red. Different pigments have been used within the red, blending shades of crimson and carmine. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

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Black on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Black on Maroon  1959

Black on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a horizontally orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a deep maroon. As is suggested by the work’s title, this is overlaid with a large black square, which in turn encloses a narrower maroon square, suggesting a window-like structure. The black paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges seep slightly, blurring into the areas of maroon. Different pigments have been used within the maroon, blending shades of crimson and oxblood colour. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

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Black on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Black on Maroon  1958

Black on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a vertically orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a deep maroon. As is suggested by the work’s title, this is overlaid with a large black rectangle, which in turn encloses two narrow maroon rectangles, suggesting a window-like structure. The black paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges are feathered, blurring into the areas of maroon. Different pigments have been used within the maroon, blending shades of crimson and oxblood colour. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

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Black on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Black on Maroon  1959

Black on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a vertically orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a deep maroon. As is suggested by the work’s title, this is overlaid with a large black rectangle, which in turn encloses a narrower maroon rectangle, suggesting a window-like structure. The black paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges seep slightly, blurring into the areas of maroon. Different pigments have been used within the maroon, blending shades of crimson and oxblood colour. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

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Black on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Black on Maroon  1958

Black on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a vertically orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a deep maroon. As is suggested by the work’s title, this is overlaid with a large black rectangle, which in turn encloses two narrow maroon rectangles, suggesting a window-like structure. The black paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges are feathered, blurring into the areas of maroon. Different pigments have been used within the maroon, blending shades of crimson and oxblood colour. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

© Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2020

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Red on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Red on Maroon  1959

Red on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a horizontally orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a vibrant crimson. This is overlaid with a large maroon rectangle, which in turn encloses a smaller red rectangle, suggesting a window-like structure. The maroon paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges seep slightly, blurring into the areas of red. Different pigments have been used within the red, blending shades of crimson and carmine. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

© Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2020

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Red on Maroon

Mark Rothko, Red on Maroon  1959

Red on Maroon is a large unframed oil painting on a horizontally orientated rectangular canvas. The base colour of the painting is a vibrant crimson. This is overlaid with a large maroon rectangle, which in turn encloses a smaller crimson rectangle, suggesting a window-like structure. The maroon paint forms a solid block of colour but the edges seep slightly, blurring into the areas of crimson. Different pigments have been used within the red, blending shades of crimson and carmine, with bright red accents at the edges of the blocks of colour. This changing tone gives a sense of depth in an otherwise abstract composition.

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Red on Maroon
Mark Rothko Red on Maroon 1959
Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko Black on Maroon 1958
Red on Maroon
Mark Rothko Red on Maroon 1959
Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko Black on Maroon 1959
Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko Black on Maroon 1958
Black on Maroon
Mark Rothko Black on Maroon 1959

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