Inspired by Rothko

Painting, F8, Nicolas Vasse

F8

Nicolas Vasse

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$465

Photography, Hommage à Mark Rothko 1, Daniel Allisy

Hommage à Mark Rothko 1

Daniel Allisy

Photography - 120 x 90 x 3 cm Photography - 47.2 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$880

Painting, Horizon #3, Hervé Maury

Horizon #3

Hervé Maury

Painting - 50 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,020

Print, Land Ocre, Boss Arts 115

Land Ocre

Boss Arts 115

Print - 120 x 80 x 1 cm Print - 47.2 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,702

Painting, New Born, Gaëlle Wagner

New Born

Gaëlle Wagner

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,031

Painting, Black point, Dam Domido

Black point

Dam Domido

Painting - 130 x 95 x 0.1 cm Painting - 51.2 x 37.4 x 0 inch

$3,178

Painting, Thought #90, Enido Michelini

Thought #90

Enido Michelini

Painting - 46 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 18.1 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$3,178

Painting, Nuancier N°1, Aurélie Trabaud

Nuancier N°1

Aurélie Trabaud

Painting - 60 x 30 x 0.3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$511

Painting, Réf. 115, Frédérique Barba

Réf. 115

Frédérique Barba

Painting - 146 x 114 x 2 cm Painting - 57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,929

Print, MP 333 - Ciseaux, Bram van Velde

MP 333 - Ciseaux

Bram van Velde

Print - 33 x 26 cm Print - 13 x 10.2 inch

$1,362

Painting, Enjoy the silence, Laëtitia Giraud

Enjoy the silence

Laëtitia Giraud

Painting - 50 x 61 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$1,561

Painting, Without Title (Sans Titre), Emerich Meerson

Without Title (Sans Titre)

Emerich Meerson

Painting - 81 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 31.9 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$7,944

Painting, Beyond the blue, Brigitte Dravet

Beyond the blue

Brigitte Dravet

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$3,064

Painting, Collection Rêveries d'automne - "Mini - Here and there", Thomas Jeunet

Collection Rêveries d'automne - "Mini - Here and there"

Thomas Jeunet

Painting - 20 x 20 x 1.5 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.6 inch

$329

Painting, Touched, Touching, Remi Delaplace

Touched, Touching

Remi Delaplace

Painting - 81 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 31.9 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$3,393

Painting, En Beauce Opus 1, Jacques Le Brusq

En Beauce Opus 1

Jacques Le Brusq

Painting - 120 x 114 x 8 cm Painting - 47.2 x 44.9 x 3.1 inch

$13,051

Painting, Wave After Wane, Simon Ledson

Wave After Wane

Simon Ledson

Painting - 76 x 61 x 4 cm Painting - 29.9 x 24 x 1.6 inch

$2,837

Photography, La ligne bleue, Christian Lefevre

La ligne bleue

Christian Lefevre

Photography - 128 x 72 x 0.3 cm Photography - 50.4 x 28.3 x 0.1 inch

$1,589

Painting, A quiet place, Maria Esmar

A quiet place

Maria Esmar

Painting - 102 x 102 x 4 cm Painting - 40.2 x 40.2 x 1.6 inch

$2,264

Painting, Hanami 2, Kerstin Paillard

Hanami 2

Kerstin Paillard

Painting - 40 x 40 x 3 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,702

Painting, Horizon #2, Hervé Maury

Horizon #2

Hervé Maury

Painting - 125 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 49.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,497

Painting, The Entrance, Paul Akiiki

The Entrance

Paul Akiiki

Painting - 21.6 x 26 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.1 inch

$1,000

Painting, Horizon voile, Safia Wosth

Horizon voile

Safia Wosth

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$567

Painting, Sans Titre, Meteo Meteo

Sans Titre

Meteo Meteo

Painting - 24 x 16 cm Painting - 9.4 x 6.3 inch

$74

Painting, M-grey, Bridg'

M-grey

Bridg'

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$443

Painting, Purple Touch, Eklektik

Purple Touch

Eklektik

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.4 inch

$624

Photography, Sin tí antes f20 Emotional Landscape Series, Imanol Marrodán

Sin tí antes f20 Emotional Landscape Series

Imanol Marrodán

Photography - 70 x 100 x 0.2 cm Photography - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$3,178

Photography, EL29 Emotional Landscape Series Ref.92, Imanol Marrodán

EL29 Emotional Landscape Series Ref.92

Imanol Marrodán

Photography - 70 x 115 x 0.2 cm Photography - 27.6 x 45.3 x 0.1 inch

$3,688

Painting, F10, Nicolas Vasse

F10

Nicolas Vasse

Painting - 50 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$465

Painting, Sleepwalking, Sandrine Ehrhart

Sleepwalking

Sandrine Ehrhart

Painting - 92 x 73 x 5 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 2 inch

$2,724

Print, Composition , Conrad Marca-Relli

Composition

Conrad Marca-Relli

Print - 76 x 56 cm Print - 29.9 x 22 inch

$2,837

Painting, Triste tropique, Florence Boré

Triste tropique

Florence Boré

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$6,809

Painting, Visual Poetry II, Daniela Pasqualini

Visual Poetry II

Daniela Pasqualini

Painting - 76.2 x 61 x 3.8 cm Painting - 30 x 24 x 1.5 inch

$1,200

Photography, Série: photographie concrète numérique - IMG_0483 04.04.2009, Roger Humbert

Série: photographie concrète numérique - IMG_0483 04.04.2009

Roger Humbert

Photography - 30 x 24 cm Photography - 11.8 x 9.4 inch

$2,610

Photography, Série: photographie concrète numérique - IMG_1166 03.11.2013, Roger Humbert

Série: photographie concrète numérique - IMG_1166 03.11.2013

Roger Humbert

Photography - 30 x 24 cm Photography - 11.8 x 9.4 inch

$2,610

Painting, Bazaar, Robert van Bolderick

Bazaar

Robert van Bolderick

Painting - 200 x 150 x 4 cm Painting - 78.7 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch

$17,024

Painting, Sans titre, Yang Liming

Sans titre

Yang Liming

Painting - 75 x 60 cm Painting - 29.5 x 23.6 inch

$8,512

Painting, Visual Poetry, Daniela Pasqualini

Visual Poetry

Daniela Pasqualini

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm Painting - 48 x 36 x 1.5 inch

$3,000

Painting, Not a Rothko, Dam Domido

Not a Rothko

Dam Domido

Painting - 130 x 95 x 0.1 cm Painting - 51.2 x 37.4 x 0 inch

$3,291

Painting, Blue Ocean  - Deep water navy minimalism seascape, Nataliia Krykun

Blue Ocean - Deep water navy minimalism seascape

Nataliia Krykun

Painting - 80 x 120 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$3,405

Painting, Green water - minimalism sea, Nataliia Krykun

Green water - minimalism sea

Nataliia Krykun

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$3,405

Painting, Sans titre XXI, Elvire Ferle

Sans titre XXI

Elvire Ferle

Painting - 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$3,972

Painting, Horizontals 1, Mela

Horizontals 1

Mela

Painting - 37 x 25 cm Painting - 14.6 x 9.8 inch

$405

Painting, Horizontal 4, Mela

Horizontal 4

Mela

Painting - 40 x 30 x 1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$405

Photography, Hommage à Mark Rothko 2, Daniel Allisy

Hommage à Mark Rothko 2

Daniel Allisy

Photography - 120 x 92 x 3 cm Photography - 47.2 x 36.2 x 1.2 inch

$1,107

Painting, Landscape swatch, Aurélie Trabaud

Landscape swatch

Aurélie Trabaud

Painting - 36 x 13 x 0.1 cm Painting - 14.2 x 5.1 x 0 inch

$511

Painting, Sans titre XII, Elvire Ferle

Sans titre XII

Elvire Ferle

Painting - 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$3,972

Painting, Cloudy mountains, Zhize Lv

Cloudy mountains

Zhize Lv

Painting - 69 x 34.2 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.2 x 13.5 x 0 inch

$400 $360

Painting, Creek, Zhize Lv

Creek

Zhize Lv

Painting - 34.5 x 34.2 x 0.1 cm Painting - 13.6 x 13.5 x 0 inch

$200 $180

Painting, Composition 11, J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Composition 11

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Painting - 210 x 210 x 4 cm Painting - 82.7 x 82.7 x 1.6 inch

$6,219

Painting, Composition 8, J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Composition 8

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Painting - 210 x 210 x 3 cm Painting - 82.7 x 82.7 x 1.2 inch

$6,219

Painting, Out of nothing, Galya Popova

Out of nothing

Galya Popova

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,405

Painting, Oneshot, Mes One

Oneshot

Mes One

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$516

Inspired by Rothko

Marcus Rothkowitz, better known as Mark Rothko, was a Russian artist born in 1903. He was a pioneer of American Abstract Expressionism alongside his colleagues Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

Rothko is best known, however, for experimenting with a new way of painting, called Colour Field painting, where the artist literally paints in fields of paint. In fact, Rothko claims that his works are "living organisms" that offer a more intimate view of the artist.

He invented this new method of painting in 1940. The colours became Rothko's only means of expression, he removed all other objects from the canvas so that the colour became the only element in sight. These paintings are immediately recognizable by their format: rectangles with blurred edges filled with flat areas of colour. This impasto technique is used by the artist to highlight the way in which the colours create the illusion that the coloured flat areas are moving by themselves. The viewer cannot help but be moved by the spiritual nature of the image.

Marcus Rothkowitz's search for identity has been a long journey. The son of a Jewish family from Latvia, he fled his country and moved to the United States with his family to escape the pogroms of the Russian Empire in Eastern Europe. Marcus became an American citizen in 1938 and two years later he Americanized his name to "Mark Rothko". Mark Rothko wanted to address the world and started to paint the things he wanted to say. He began with figurative art and expressionism, producing city scenes, landscapes, still lives, interior drawings and self-portraits. He then slowly abandoned figurative art and turned to more subjective works. Inspired by mythology, he made paintings of gods and monsters but soon realized that American painting had reached a dead end. He then devoted himself to writing a manifesto that is now considered one of the founding texts in the history of contemporary art.

His painting can be summarized in three key words: form, spatiality and color. He is the pioneer of abstract expressionism, but refuses to belong to any movement because he does not want to be alienated. He found his artistic signature after discovering Matisse's "L'atelier rouge" (1911), whose rectangular shapes and bright paints influenced his early work.

Rothko created large-scale colorful structures defined by slightly blurred rectangular shapes that were intended to open the viewer's mind through their obscurity. These large formats, usually two-tone, are intended to create a meditative experience through their peaceful grandeur.

Here is a selection of contemporary artists whose work, both abstract and expressive, has been inspired by Rothko's genius.

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