Quotes and Comments by Mark Rothko
It is a widely accepted notion among painters
that it does not matter what one paints as long
as it is well painted.
This is the essence of academicism.
There is no such thing as good
painting about nothing.
Silence is so accurate.
is not a picture of an experience,
but is the experience.
Theres nothing worse than a sharp
of a fuzzy concept.
favor the simple expression
of the complex thought.
We are for the large shape because it has the
of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the
picture plane. We are for flat forms because
they destroy illusion and reveal truth.
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