The Fondation Louis Vuitton celebrates the artistic legacy of Mark Rothko through a retrospective, inaugurated on October 18, 2023, and running until April 2, 2024. Featuring no less than 115 exhibited works, the journey unfolded across the entire spaces of the Fondation sheds light on lesser-known aspects of the master. It’s a journey into the light that paves a royal path to emotion.
Mark Rothko (1903-1970) has left an indelible mark on the art world through his bold use of vibrant colors and unique approach to contemplation. Despite his influence, he remains enigmatic to the French public. At present, the collection at the Centre Pompidou includes only two works by Rothko, added during his major exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris in 1999.
Faced with this unique project at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the curator of the retrospective, Suzanne Pagé, does not hide her enthusiasm. “This new exhibition is truly necessary for everyone: it grants us access to transcendence.”
Shapes and (un)graspable colors
In a subtle interaction with the modern architecture of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Mark Rothko’s paintings follow one another, revealing urban landscapes and more intimate scenes that dominated the 1930s. They then give way to an artistic repertoire inspired by ancient myths and surrealism.
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Featured photo : : © ANGELA WEISS, Mark Rothko’s “No. 7”, New-York, 2021