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Signalling the artist's final break with Surrealism, Mark Rothko's Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red), painted in 1949, is an iconic work in mid-twentieth century art and a crucial transition painting in Rothko's unique oeuvre. Clyfford Still's abstract paintings had made an indelible impression on the artist's style and, flexing his creative muscles by teaching a summer class at the California School of Fine Art, Rothko joined up with Still to draft a new curriculum. Setting up classes to remedy what they felt to be the ills of abstract painting, the partnership was short lived but left an indelible mark on Rothko's style. Fresh from the new ideas that emerged from devising a new curriculum, Rothko began contributing to new art journals, using the platform to challenge the value of the late 1940s art scene. Finally eliminating any hints of figurative reproductions in his canvases, the artist aimed to free himself from association with any organism - either real or imagined.
The year Rothko painted Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red) the Museum of Modern Art acquired Matisse's Red Studio and, upon encountering the work, with it the final ingredient was added to produce his iconic color fields. Arriving at a point of startling maturity and ambition, Rothko would explore the potential of these rectangular building blocks of shifting shade for the next two decades. A visionary of the post-war era, the artist understood the emergence of an increasingly secular world and reflected in paint the search for universal values and emotional charges stripped of any religious iconography. As the subject of endless interpretations, Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red) has variously been compared to the structural topography of Romantic painting, an entirely abstract detachment of the Passion of the Christ, and a humanist harbinger of the coming of death. Yet, most importantly, Rothko's works must be approached, experienced, and felt to be understood; their towering imagery an emotional reproduction of the individuality of human wonder.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red), 1949, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red), 1949 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 plastic 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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