21 August 2019

Rothko writing in TheTiger's Eye, a cultural journal published 1947

Evening Prayer Brunswick Heads  (circa 2017)

From "The ides of Art: The attitudes of Ten Artists on their Art and Contemporanousness"

A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening  in the eyes of the sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore a risky and unfeeling act to send it out into the world. How often it must be permanently impaired by the eyes of the vulgar and the cruelty of the impotent who would extend their affliction universally!

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