Monet / Rothko

Monet / Rothko : Mark Rothko, Light Red over Black, 1957 Huile sur toile, 230,6 × 152,7 cm Londres, Tate Modern © 1998 by Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko - ADAGP, Paris, 2022 / Photo : Tate    Monet / Rothko : Mark Rothko, Red and Pink on Pink, vers 1953 Tempera on paper mounted on board with acrylic, 100.6 × 64.1 cm Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Bequest of Caroline Wiess Law, 2004.53 © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / photo : Thomas R. DuBrock    Monet / Rothko : Claude Monet, Saule pleureur, entre 1920 et 1922 Huile sur toile, 110 x 100 cm Paris, musée d’Orsay, donation de Philippe Meyer, 2000, RF 2000-21 © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Adrien Didierjean   

The exhibition

Monet / Rothko, the great color

Abstract, Rothko? Abstract, Monet? It is the question of a Monet heralding the abstract, at the end of his life until the 1920s, that this duo exhibition poses which follows Monet and abstraction in 2010 at the Marmottan museum and the more recent Water Lilies. American abstraction and the last Monet in 2018 at the Orangerie des Tuileries which put in perspective these great paintings by Monet with those of American abstract expressionist painters, including already Mark Rothko. This question of the passage to abstraction from Monet gives us the pleasure of seeing paintings by Rothko again and the rare moment of confronting two painters who have achieved this high expression of color over the total extent of the canvas. In four rooms, six Rothko and seven Monet, the exhibition is a dialogue and a journey in what I would call “the great color”.

Excerpt from François Jeune's article published in N°101 of Art Absolument magazine.


18/03/2022 - 03/07/2022
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