pencil sketch of rothko’s black painting. my favorite painting.
rothko black series
'at first glance, these paintings may appear solid black. however, prolonged contemplation reveals the slow build-up of the surface through multiple layers and the close attention rothko paid to gradations in tone and texture. rather than annihilating colour and light, the black-form paintings appear almost luminous as their surfaces absorb and reflect light. the paintings invite the viewer to look more closely, introducing an element of duration and physical self-awareness into the process of perception’ tate modernPosted 1 year ago with 145 notes
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