07 September 2009


Another one of the art books I got in Newcastle was a Rothko one. I can't find the exact painting that I am getting into, but it's similar to this, with the white strip in the middle that  glows in contrast to the rest of the painting. Rothko, the book says, was influenced by Nietzsche, something I find fascinating as Rothko was a Jew. Rothko liked Nietzsche's idea that some sort of transcendence can be achieved through art. For Nietzsche, this was music. For Rothko, it was burning paintings like this one.