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Ver The Silence of Mark Rothko

Painter Mark Rothko is best known for imposing canvasses that eschew representation in favor of pure color and texture-using them to express fundamental human emotions. In THE SILENCE OF MARK ROTHKO, we visit Rothko's studio at 22 Bowery in New York, and go to Florence's Museo Di San Marco, where the monastic work of Renaissance painter Fra Angelico deeply influenced Rothko's mission to create environments and not just paintings. In The Hague, filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra introduces us to curator Franz Kaiser of the Gemeentemuseum, as his team installs the works for the first major Rothko exhibit to be held in Holland in 40 years.THE SILENCE OF MARK ROTHKO lingers on paintings and locations - using architectural shots, interiors and streets capes, to link Rothko's paintings to the world he

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Documentary
Director
Marjoleine Boonstra

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Sunday, 28 Jun 2020 00:23

I was familiar with Rothko's work, but it has been a long time since I've had a chance to see his work in such depth and complete. I'm glad to have seen it, but it still took me quite some time to actually sit down and watch it. This film contains three stories which I thought were of great quality. The first was a somewhat like the one of "Heroes" but with a little more of a scientific flavour. The second story was a far more symbolic piece, although not as disturbing as the first. The last story was probably my favourite and the one which I thought was the best. The character who was the focus in the first story, Mark Rothko, was rather a complicated person to get a handle on, especially when we find out about his background and how he came to be in this role. I must admit that I was surprised at some of the things I was shown and the way they were presented, but I think it was a very good way of portraying the way Mark Rothko's work was generally dealt with. This film was far more visual than the first, and the way the images were used were as good as they were. It is worth noting that this film contained some very good cinematography, and it was great to see the kind of filming the camera crew did. The city looked very impressive, but what really caught my eye was the kind of techniques the camera used. I particularly liked the way the camera would follow Mark Rothko's body movements as he was moved around the room, as well as the technique in which the camera was used to give the viewer a sense of how it was shot. The one thing I didn't like was that it didn't really focus on the subject that the story was about, rather it was more about a larger number of people in a small room. This is probably a more appropriate film to have been done, and maybe that's why it was such a success. This film contained very good photography and I think it was more to do with the fact that the camera crew had good relationships with the people they were filming, rather than it being a purely 'artsy' story. The photography was very good and I would definitely recommend it to someone who is not familiar with Rothko's work. 8/10
Thursday, 25 Jun 2020 09:29

One of the most anticipated art exhibitions of the year, and it is because of the work of Rothko himself. His passion for the painting allows the audience to question their own perceptions of the medium. The exhibition is basically a deconstruction of both Rothko's and his peers and how they have influenced his work and life. The best part is that the exhibition is staged in a pure secluded location. There are no visitors, no broadcast media, no interviews, no commentary, no added material to go along with the exhibition. Each piece is showcased in its original setting. The only visible presence of the viewer is the speaker system - the figure-heads and the portraits of Rothko. The quality of the work is described by the audience as minimalistic, unpretentious and raw. It is difficult to tell whether or not Rothko was the chosen artist, but by the way the exhibition is presented, it is clear that it was not. The gallery also goes into the anatomy of the original paintings and the process of creation. It is amazing to see a piece from a master-painter like Rothko but the scene can be somewhat fragmented as one of the exhibits is very small. The viewer is able to gain insight into Rothko's mind and how he worked in order to create the paintings that he ultimately created. The questions we are asked about Rothko are too numerous and detailed to be covered in one showing. The length of the exhibition is the great limitation in this presentation of an iconic artist of our time. The number of questions we are asked is constantly growing and questions are constantly becoming more personal as one of the exhibits becomes smaller. The answer to every question is the same - no-one has a clue. The art gallery is set in a secluded part of the United States, a very rural part of the United States. The exhibition is well organized and created an atmosphere that is extremely comfortable and relaxing. The photography in the show is extremely strong. The photographs that are in the show do not have any direct relationship to the paintings that they are taken from. We are not presented with an image of the painting in the picture itself, but instead we are presented with the visual representation of the paintings themselves. This concept allows the viewer to feel as if they are immersed in the artist's work. It allows the viewer to become part of the painting. The photography and the presentation are perfect. The exposition of the paintings are the most impressive parts of the show. The paintings are presented in very striking and delicate detail. The paintings themselves are in an extremely beautiful setting and it is amazing to see Rothko's work in the hands of a modern painter. The painting techniques are also very nice and I really enjoyed the exhibition. The collection of Rothko is not very impressive, but it is not that bad. It is impressive in terms of the fact that Rothko is exhibited. The first hour or so is pretty slow. The photography is wonderful, but the pace is slow. There are three main exhibitions in the show and two of the exhibitions are very similar. I was really expecting a lot of information and a lot of questions were never answered. However, as I say, I was not expecting much and I was very surprised at how much more there is to learn from Rothko's work. It is extremely difficult to convey everything that the artist wanted the viewer to learn. Rothko was a genius and he deserved an exhibition that is well organized and well presented. However, he has been ignored by many artists and museums and this is a real shame.
Saturday, 06 Jun 2020 14:00

In the old days the news of Mark Rothko's death was met with a sense of dread. The art that his inks and gouache make is so beautiful and unique that it cannot be reproduced, and that his death should be mourned. But I am happy to say that there is a new documentary on this subject, "Silence of Mark Rothko", and it is wonderful. What is it about Mark Rothko and his work? It's obvious that the subject is important to him, but his life was also full of great achievements. He was also an extraordinary artist and painter, and the film shows his self-portrait in a way that is mesmerizing. In a way it also reminds me of the work of J. M.W. Turner. They were both artists of small stature, but they made an extraordinary work that was received with great respect. The documentary also reveals the brilliant German director Vittorio Storaro, who made a documentary about Rothko's "The death of Christ" and it was an extraordinary experience. It is true that Rothko's "The death of Christ" was a masterpiece and was a masterpiece at the time of its release, but it was not only a masterpiece but was an inspiring work of art in its own right. The documentary shows him, and a group of famous friends, discussing the film, talking about it, and giving it its final and thought provoking moments. But it's also clear that Rothko loved his work. He loved the work, and he loved the people who worked with him. There is an amazing film on his life. It is a very good documentary. It makes you think about the importance of the work that he did, and it makes you wonder about the importance of a life of a man who had such a unique life. The film is made with great skill, and it makes you want to know more about Mark Rothko's life and art. "Silence of Mark Rothko" is a wonderful documentary, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
Friday, 24 Apr 2020 01:21

Saw "Silence of Mark Rothko" on PBS. I could not believe this wonderful movie was not aired on TV. The man is one of the most important artists in history. It's really hard to watch movies like these. Watching this film in slow motion is a little boring but a movie must be a kind of art form for me to really enjoy it. The movies are showing how he kept himself so well hidden and the complete control that he had over the art of his work. He managed to fit everything into a perfect shape. The film starts with a little bit of the man's life. He was a secret painter who built a space craft to go out and create his work. He was extremely secretive about his work and kept secrets. One day he thought it would be interesting to visit his mother. When he got to her house she had just left for the day. He didn't really know how to get her to open the door. This was all in a day's work. He had no idea how to open the door. He was amazed at what she had been through and how she had just left. He realized his work is not done. He had forgotten to make a stencil and the only thing he had left was a few tiny shapes. He did not know how to use a spray can. He had no idea how to sew. He learned a couple things and kept them secret. The film also tells the story of the man's childhood and how he got started as a child. He grew up in a very poor environment and in his early years had to help with his mother's household. He learned a lot from his father and father in particular. The film is also told by several children who worked with the painter. I think it's an amazing movie. It was very interesting. It was good to see how the great artist from Prague was able to achieve such amazing art. I hope it gets made into a full length movie.


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