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Rhaps one of the most fascinating works I ve ever encountered It s an incredible book but that said I on t feel it s comparable to other regular books at all With respect to the entire process of writing this was never fully Ken Kerns Masonry Stove developed Nonetheless it s lack of polishoesn t hinder it in any way Written by Mark Rothko back in the 40s it laid hidden for ecades in a manila folder until Christopher Rothko the late artists son took the time and care to have it published That you see is what makes it such

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wonderful read It isn t some prose carefully laid out by writer editor and publisher No it s much than that It s a rare view into the mind of a great artist if not arguably one of America s best abstract paintersThe book in many ways unfolds Rothko s thinking One rich in both meaning and insight Or in other terms let me euate it to my view of Rothko s abstract paintings somewhat obscure at first but with time and patience one eventually finds incredible meaning substance and emotionWhat I find especially of interest is Rothko s commentary on the role of art and science Often people split these two with presumptions about their ifferent manifestations Rothko has actually made an interesting case for their unity and how in fact they have much in common than we are taught to believeI won t go into great etail However if you are a struggling artist in any medium I think you ll find this book a great revelationOf course it s not a page turning thriller You need to stop every now and then and think God forbid people should actually be forced to think while reading and yes it may be somewhat slow as you stop and go trying to tease meaning from some of Rothko s elaborate sentences But be assured slow as you stop and go trying to tease meaning from some of Rothko s elaborate sentences But be assured is profound meaning imbedded here The time you invest the greater your reward Things that interrupted the last uarter of this book today Jon animatedly singing Mr Roboto in my face Kid 1 wanting food Jon making weird noises to bug me Kid 2 playing games on computer next to me with noise level at maximum You got it right You re a math STAR Jon wanting food Kid 3 showing me his sssoooooper coooool firefire truck Jon showing me pictures of Eh and Tambo and Meredith Dog farts Kids 1 2 3 wanting food Why is it when you get to the end of something brilliant everything in its power tries to keep you from it The book The introduction is beautifully written and carries a sense of melancholy from a son who lost his ad at a young age It felt a little like this manuscript was a way to get to know his father better or at least connect to him in a way he was unable to as a child But like many things I may be reading too much into it The manuscript itself tended to flit and fly from one thought to the next without a smooth flow Although contained within the random train of thought was brilliance He s an artist not a writer but was still able to philosophize the whys and hows of art as he see it You are able to see his polemic views of what he struggled with as an artist He uestions beauty What is beauty Is it the emotional reminder of our own humanity that moves us to finding something beautiful Is it simply something that brings us pleasure Is it happiness Is it familiarity For these uestions I may have to go to Eco For now this book was great even if I Filosofia do Direito did get interrupted multiple times at the best part. ??American art” and much The Artist’s Reality also includes an introduction by Christopher Rothko the artist’s son whoescribes the iscovery of the manuscript and the complicated and fascinating process of bringing the manuscript to publication The introduction is illustrated with a small selection of relevant examples of the artist’s own work as well as with reproductions of pages from the actual manuscript The Artist’s Reality will be a classic text for years to come offering insight into both the work and the artistic philosophies of this great painter. ,
The Artist's Reality: Philosophies of ArtThe Virgin Mark Rothko the art of primitive racesThe Chad Jackson Pollock I have always been very impressed with the plastic ualities of American Indian art The Indians have the true painter s approach in their capacity to get hold of appropriate imagesand in their understandingtheir color I enjoyed gaining personal insights into Mark Rothko s thinking since I adore his paintingsGlad the book included a few color examples of Rothko s workI understand the cover page was trying to be authentic to Rothko s found personal notebook complete with irt spots and pencil scratchings I would think if Rothko knew his notes were to be published posthumously he would reuirethat one of his colorful paintings be wrapped around the book Pls consider if you reprint Mark Rothko is my favorite modern artist and I have read numerous books about him and his life It was interesting have read numerous books about him and his life It was interesting read something he wrote and get a small peek at him as a person I was originally Le Tapis de course disappointed that the book was so thin when I received it but it s taken me a long time to get through it It truly is a philosophy book Like most philosophy there are parts that one will agree with and others that make ones eyes roll I m glad I had this opportunity to read Mr Rothko s own words Not uite a book since it was compiled from Rothko s papers after hiseath As a result it touches on a number of Amadís de Gaula different topics sometimes jumping toifferent tracks entirely between chapters A recurring theme is that Rothko Kein Ort Nirgends defends his work as figurative rather than abstract a word which he seemed to haveisliked especially when it came from criticsOn a side note Mark Rothko battled with I Spy Under the Sea despair his entire life and ended up taking his own life It s veryifficult not to read that into his paintings which if you have ever seen one in person are ponderous heavy weighted and on a whole uite somber page xi It had a weightness and grandeur that probably exceeded its contentsI have abandoned the book Maybe I am not yet ready to understand what is written here I Biology: Understanding Life don t know I love Rothko but I can t seem to get this At times I think he s rambling than he is reflecting There was so much promise from the introduction written by his son Christopher but the subseuent sections just feel flat and uninspiring I was expecting to read inepth observations about Rothko s works but he never talks about them I Epistulae morales ad Lucilium did some research and found out that Rothko wrote this before he hadeveloped his signature style so maybe that s why Nevertheless for all my gripes it hasn t escaped me too that I might just be too young or too naive to get everything That maybe my cup is too full Hoping to revisit this book in the future then Abandoned 356
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11 July 2010 This is Although it is impossible to The Best Laura Spencer Guide to Date - 109 Facts date this manuscript exactly most of the writing must have beenone circa 1939 1942 surrounding a period of personal De lach en de dood depression andecreased artistic productivity in the artist s life In the biographical introduction Rothko s son Christopher speculates that much of the thinking that went into these essays would have preceded this periodAnd that is impressive Rothko struggles with the cultural historical roots of a mechanistic Rothko struggles with the cultural historical roots of a mechanistic thinking that he sees around him in American society These thoughts reminded me a lot of Horkheimer and Adorno in 1945 They wouldn t get much. A recently Mrs Packletides Tiger discovered book manuscript by the celebrated artist Mark Rothko offering a landmarkiscussion of his views on topics ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary art criticism and the role of art and artists in society One of the most important artists of the twentieth century Mark Rothko 1903–1970 created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting over the course of his career Rothko also wrote a number of essays and critical reviews An Evil Spirit Out of the West during his lifetime adding his thoughtful intelligent and opinionated voice to theebates of the contemporary art. Of a hearing until the mid Sixties He identifies some of the major fundamental problems with abstraction that Wittgenstein was also ealing with at the time His papers of that period weren t published until after 1953 Rothko looks toward art to portray a basic human experience that treats myth and symbology as experiential givenness instead of as objects of study givenness instead of as objects of study those reflections he s contemporaneous with Georges Bataille Most of all Rothko extends these thoughts into a notion of unground in pre Christian art such as Deleuze wouldn t evelop until 1968Not that I think Rothko should be counted among the philosophers His thought is badly LHistoire Vraie de la Guinée Conakry developed throughout the text his writing style is often inexact He appears unencumbered by historical context for the terms he uses perhaps even actively trying to conceal the sources of his inspiration Whenever Rothko speaks of the philosophy of hisay it s with thinly veiled contempt at best And with good reason academic thought was at a similar low point as it is in many places today But reading this I can t help wishing he could have known about his contemporaries who were on similar trains of thought at the time i will read anything about rothko he is interesting i wish that i cared that would help this idn t cover the rothko chapel as extensively as i would have liked i love that place most beautiful thing i have ever seen and i have seen puppies This book is a series of Rothko reflections on ifferent subjects such as beauty reality myth sensuality the artist s Black Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad dilemma the role of unconscious processes in creative work among othersThe introduction was written by his son Christopher RothkouotationsWhat is the popular conception of the artist Gather a thousandescriptions and the resulting composite is the portrait of a moron he is held to be childish irresponsible and ignorant or stupid in everyday affairsThe picture Les meraudes de Satan does not necessarily involve censure or unkindness Theseeficiencies are attributed to the intensity of the artist s preoccupation with his particular kind of fantasy and to the unworldly nature of the fantastic itself The bantering tolerance granted to the absentminded professor is extended to the artistThis myth like all myths has many reasonable foundations First it attests to the common belief in the laws of compensation that one sense will gain in sensitivity by the Metamorphoseon libri XV deficiency in another Homer was blind and Beethoveneaf Too bad for them but fortunate for us in the increased vividness of their art But importantly it attests to the persistent belief in the irrational uality of inspiration finding between the innocence of childhood and the erangements of madness that true Insight Which Is Not Accorded To Normal ManWhat Abetted The which is not accorded to normal manWhat abetted the in his little game was the ogmatic unity of his civilization For all ogmatic societies have this in common they know what they want Whatever the contentions behind the Scenes Society Is Allowed Only society is allowed only Official Truth The emands made upon the artist therefore issued from a single source and the specifications for art were The Best Of Times definite and unmistakable That at least was something one master is better than ten and it is better to know the size and shape of the hand that holds the whip In a masterefiniteness and stability are preferable to caprice Let me start off by saying this book is pe. World Although the artist never published a book of his varied and complex views his heirs indicate that he occasionally spoke of the existence of such a manuscript to friends and colleagues Stored in a New York City warehouse since the artist’s Reitergeschichte und andere Erzählungen. death than thirty years ago this extraordinary manuscript titled The Artist’s Reality is now being published for the first time Probably written around 1940–41 this revelatory bookiscusses Rothko’s ideas on the modern art world art history myth beauty the challenges of being an artist in society the true nature of