Polaroid. Collection of the Museum
of Contemporary Religious Art.
Such ideas had already been integral to his colour field works of the 1950s. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, however, they took on a new importance as Rothko explored the concept of the series, which provided him with a method of critical self-enquiry and as a way of investigating the continuing possibilities of painting in an increasingly image-saturated culture. The process emerged, in part, from various commissions to create ambitious painterly environments. The first of these was for the newly opened Seagram building on New York's Park Avenue. Made in 1958–9, the Seagram murals never reached their original destination, after Rothko decided that a private dining room was an unsuitable environment to experience his paintings. Yet for much of the next decade he was preoccupied with the murals' display, and the intellectual and painterly questions underpinning their conception.
Though he continued to produce individual paintings and works on paper of great quality, it was the series and commissions at the centre of this exhibition that formed the cornerstones of his late work." http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/markrothko/interactive/default.shtm
This article is about how art is replacing religion and churches are emptying but galleries are filling. I am not sure that this is indeed true. In American I am not sure if people are giving up on their faith because of what seems to be a downward spiral of events or if people place more faith in their beliefs for comfort from struggle?
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Barbican Art Gallery reflects on conflict and its visual representation.
This Is War! Robert Capa at Workhttp://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
|"The exhibition will include paintings - some of monumental scale - spanning the entire decade of the1960s, a critical period in the evolution of American art; particularly in Los Angeles, where Burkhardt resided since his arrival from N.Y. in 1937. Works in the exhibition, and its accompanying illustrated catalogue reveal the full range of Burkhardt’s paintings, reflecting both the excitement of a decade marked by the hopeful social revolution that was the 1960s, and works of unprecedented potency in their protest of the Viet Nam War.|
"Concentrating on the period from 1945 to 1970, this exciting exhibition at London's V&A examines how the battle between communism and capitalism shaped modern design on both sides of the Iron Curtain."
"The post-war era was characterised by great tension and anxiety, but it was also a time filled with hope and optimism. A wealth of iconic designs, from architecture and furniture, to fashion and transport came out of the period."
"This period from the end of the Second World War to the mid 1970s was a period of great political tension and exceptional creativity which touched all aspects of life, from everyday products to the highest arenas of human achievement in science and culture. Art and design were not peripheral symptoms of politics during the Cold War: they played a central role in representing and sometimes challenging the dominant political and social ideas of the age." -VISIT the site for more.
George Lois: The Esquire Covers
April 25, 2008–March 30, 2009