Rothko | Obsess

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"I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in relationships of colour or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on... The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them... and if you are moved only by their colour relationships, then you miss the point!"

But the colours are oh, so pretty, Mr. Rothko. 

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