rothko in portland

yesterday i snuck away all by myself and went to see the mark rothko show at the portland art museum.  it was so amazing!  it isn't a huge show, but it was so interesting to see the progression from how he painted in his twenties to the very iconic mark rothko of the 50s and 60s.  there was some nice biographical stuff incorporated into the exhibit (portland is very proud that rothko grew up here after he moved from russia as a child), and i loved how the show was curated- the back part of the room is all paintings in pinks and oranges and i just wanted to move in!
if you haven't ever seen rothko's huge, rich paintings in person, than you should definitely try to- standing in front of one of his original pieces invokes an emotion unlike any other.  i could practically feel the color.  it was divine!

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