Mark Rothko b. 1903, Dvinsk, Russia; d. 1970, New York part 1. Mark Rothko was born Marcus Rothkowitz on September 25, 1903, in Dvinsk, Russia. In 1913 his family left Russia and settled in Portland, Oregon. Rothko attended Yale University, New Haven, on a scholarship from 1921 to 1923. He left Yale prematurely and moved to New York. In 1925 he studied under Max Weber at the Art Students League. He participated in his first group exhibition at the Opportunity Galleries, New York, in 1928…
curated contemporary art /// karen margolis
Yesterday I featured a molecular biologist turned painter… and today I give you mixed media on handmade Abaca paper by New York based artist Karen Margolis: After receiving her BS in Psychology from C
John Wardle’s Ephemeral Pavilion—Pamono Stories
Since spring has arrived in the southern hemisphere, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia has inaugurated its Summer Architecture Commission program with local, award-winning architect John Wardle’s Ephemeral Pavilion. Intended to “activate and enrich” the museum’s Grollo Equiset Garden through May of next year, the vibrantly hued structure spans 21 meters and stands 7.5 meters tall, with an intricate shading system involving some 1,650 die-cut, hand-folded pink, purple…
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Ruth Asawa at the Oakland museum
Ruth Asawa is so awesome. I love all of her work and was so happy to see this piece at the Oakland Museum. She led a very fascinating life! In the 1950s, Asawa experimented with crocheted wire sculptures of abstract forms that appear as three-dimensional line drawings. She learned the basic technique while in Toluca, … Continue reading Ruth Asawa at the Oakland museum →