Mark Rothko

Exhibition March 12 − June 20, 2019
The Museum of Art History in Vienna openedretrospective outstanding abstractionist XX century Mark Rothko. This is the first show in Austria, representing the entire career of an American through the prism of four dozen of his works.

The exhibition traces the development of the Rothko style from the early figurative paintings of the 1930s and the transition from the 1940s to the revolutionary mature works of the 1950s and 1960s. The show ends with the famous "fields of color" of the last decade of the artist's life, which demonstrate how he studied technique with the Old Masters, layering colors in Titian's style and developing a sense of "inner light" after Rembrandt.

The Museum of Art History lent pictures for retrospectives at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Beyeler Foundation in Switzerland, the New York Jewish Museum, the art museums of Bern and Basel. In addition, a number of paintings sent the heirs of the artist - the son of Christopher and daughter Kate - from the family collection.