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Violet, Green, Red is an oil painting inspired by the artwork with the same title by the famous painter Mark Rothko. The mature and late phases of Rothko's work became deeply associated with high culture art, especially since he had a good relationship with museums since the 1960s. Despite this, Rothko was involved in working-class associations during his youth and had a communicative intention with his art: he wasn't simply doing formal research; the painter aimed to communicate profound and complex emotions. Violet, Green, Red was painted in 1951 and is the seventh most expensive painting sold by an auction house, now belonging to a private collection.
Markus Rothkowitz, Rothko's name when he was born in Latvia, belonged to a Jewish family. They left Europe afraid of the war and hatred towards jews which was already present in certain parts of Europe. Rothko had a strong education but arrived in the US only speaking Hebrew and Russian. His father died two years after their arrival, forcing the whole family to work. Even in this situation, he was an impressive student and won a scholarship at Yale. Despising most students' activities and finding the environment too conservative, he decided to leave the institution. The artist moved to New York and became inspired by artistic practice. Rothko entered The New School for Design and started to have classes with Arshile Gorky. He also had drawing lessons with Max Weber, a Cubist painter.
Around the figure of Milton Avery and Arshile Gorky, a group of left-field artists started to gather. Not only Rothko but also Adolph Gottlieb and Barnett Newman were part of the group. Avery served as a kind of mentor figure, and even though his work was figurative, it had a high emphasis on its formal aspect. It was Avery who encouraged Rothko to keep pursuing an artistic career. The circle of painters, not satisfied with the policies of the exhibiting spaces in New York, began to protest for more experimental approaches, going against a conservative and regional position that was abundant in the US art circuit. This group was called The Ten and was fundamental for beginning a new period of American art. From the 1930s until the 1940s, Rothko's work underwent intensive changes: it started as a sort of social realism with Modigliani-like figures, it went to a mythological phase with characters from old narratives, it reached a solid Surrealist influence, and finally, it arrived at its abstract and worldwide known period.
Violet, Green, Red is an oil on canvas. It has the simplified form of Rothko's output during the 1950s. The background was done in an orangish-red, done in a luminous way, giving the feeling of a floating surface. On the upper portion of the picture, there is a light blue square with a lilac hue, and through it, we can see details where the orange background can be visible, creating an exciting relation of figure and background. There is a green rectangle in the middle, and below it, a very intense red rectangle, creating a contrast with the lighter background.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Violet, Green, Red, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Violet, Green, Red 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.
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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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