Mark Rothko(1903-1970) is an American painter. He resisted to label himself as an Abstract Expressionist, and ushered in a new age of painting in the United States. You are able to argue that the age of Minimalism arises in his paintings, but there is much more to be surfaced. Much of his work is shown and created by his passionate emotion that he had gone through throughout his life. In the painting, he created a series of similar works in which he broke down the form of emotions and objects. He also suggests to step away from his work in order to go into it.
Other works to see: No.3/No.13, No.61
Lavender Mist: No.1
Jackson Pollock(1912-1956) is an American born artist who created a series called drip paintings he molded from his experimentation of abstractionism and expressionism. The painting as displayed above is the first in a many series of drip paintings. The artist was more obsessed with the process of the painting than the final result, thus created the surprising balanced works. Pollock died from a fatal car crash in 1956, a suicide attempt while being intoxicated. Little is known from the artist.
Other works to see: NO. 5, 1948, Scent, Search