This is the first critical monograph in Italian on the visual and theoretical work of Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
This is the first critical monograph in Italian on the visual and theoretical work of Mark Rothko (1903-1970), even though it’s a long time since his artworks are known in Italy.
What is mainly analyzed in this book is his constant concern for space. The essay is divided in three intertwined thematic areas, dealing with: the analysis of some works (covering his whole artistic career); the strategic role of the exhibition and the architectonic context; the experience of the audience. These analyses are interpolated with the artist’s writings, of which recently a critical edition has been prepared, and with some archival documents never seen before. The richness of the images and the rigour of Rothko’s thought are shown by means of an accurate dialogue with their artistic milieu and the heritage they left