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Number 10 is an oil painting based on an artwork of the same title by the artist Mark Rothko. Rothko’s work became known for its apparent simplicity, its larger-than-life scale, and its capacity to provoke intense reactions from the audience. Rothko is associated with Abstract Expressionism, a group of American painters that gathered international prominence and acclaim for American art. Even though Rothko shared similarities with the circle of painters, especially their search for sensations such as “the sublime”, he always followed his principles. In Number 10, we have a stellar example of the painter’s subtle and complex color harmony, capable of creating a visual dynamic with a restricted palette.
Rothko was an immigrant that had a substantial education since his early years. Before completing seven years in the United States, he received a scholarship from Yale. He was deeply let down by the activities of the young students and decided to drop out. The artist started working in New York, where he enrolled in The New School for Design, having classes with Arshile Gorky. Rothko had courses with Cubist Max Weber as well, both teachers being strong influences in Rothko’s developing style.
The painter’s circle of acquaintances would all prove to be inspirations for him to follow an artistic career path, even if only aesthetically. During the 1930s, he was close to Adolph Gottlieb and Barnett Newman, and other artists who would paint together and discuss art. Some artists from this circle later formed The Ten, which advocated for more artistic and creative freedom in American art. From this exchange of experiences, Rothko eventually began to have solo shows. Around the same period, he was employed by the Works Progress Administration, a public project that financed many artists. Throughout the subsequent years, his artwork changed immensely. Around the mid-1940s, Rothko reached an entirely abstract work, fascinated by color field painting that was practiced by other artists such as Clyfford Still.
Number 10, today part of MOMA’s collection, was painted in 1950. The painting has four colors: a dark umber for the underpainting, a dark blue, which forms a frame-inside-a-frame. He painted a rectangle on the upper portion of the canvas and at the center of the composition an orange pigment. With a light green color, almost white, he created the line at the top and the rectangle on the bottom. The artwork is an excellent example of the restricted nature of Rothko’s most famous artworks, and even with its simplicity, it is capable of evoking the most profound emotions.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Number 10, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Number 10 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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