Monday, October 24, 2011

Rothko: Red @ The Suzanne Roberts Theatre

I paint very large pictures. I realize that historically the function of painting large pictures is painting something very grandiose and pompous. The reason I paint them, however – I think it applies to other painters I know – is precisely because I want to be very intimate and human. To paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience. However you paint the larger picture, you are in it.

Presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company @ the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
Broad and Lombard Streets
Philadelphia, PA
Through November 13.
For information: 215-985-0420


Jeffrey Collins said...

His ideas of being IN the painting are so true. I can't tell you how many times I have felt like a painting was overpowering me when it was larger than I. But I felt a distinct difference in the smaller works.

ts said...

thanks so much for the groupings of Rothko. the quote is great,too. I love to see a room full of rothkos.

your blog captures that in spirit