EAS – Noon Hr. Talk – Gillian McConnell

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Mark Rothko:Materials + Metaphor
This is Life. This is Death. This is Living Death. is an homage to Mark Rothko. The indelible memory of my first encounter with a Rothko is a testament to his belief that “his works not only expressed human emotion, but also stimulated psychological and emotional experiences in those who witnessed them.” In an interview with LIFE magazine in 1959 he said, “Painting is not about an experience, it is an experience.” This talk is about my journey with Rothko, exploring colour as metaphor and experiencing the power of the abstract image to “directly represent the fundamental nature of “human drama”.”

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